New York: 1841.
Hard Cover. A text on corrective surgery for strabismus and stammering, the former of which is a condition where the eyes do not properly align with each other. Much influenced by Georg Friedrich Louis Stromeyer and Johann Freidrich Dieffencach, both of whom are mentioned in the preface and whom Dr. Post learned from during his studies in Berlin. “In 1829, following Stromeyer’s proposal, [Dieffenbach] first treated strabismus by severing the tendons of the eye muscles (with success). This success perhaps led him to attempt the erroneous procedure of subcutaneous division of the lingual muscles for stammering, which produced many untoward results in his patients.” Both procedures, for better and worse, are here described with illustrations, bringing them to the notice of the American medical profession. With a personal inscription on the front endpaper: “Doctor Huntington with the author’s respects.” Embossed brown cloth, with gilt lettering. 67 pp., with 7 color plates. OCLC notes five institutional holdings. (Garrison History of Medicine p. 494-495).
Very Good binding.