Philadelphia: John S. Littell, 1837.
Hard Cover. First Edition. An early American study on the diseases of the eye by one of the original surgeons of Wills Hospital, Dr. Squier Littell; “one of the earliest fruits of his connection with the Wills Hospital was his publication, in 1837, of his Manual of Diseases of the Eye. It was one of the earliest American books on that subject, and was very favorably received here and abroad. ... Of it the British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review of that date said: ‘It is no small triumph to Dr. Littell to be able to say that he has introduced almost all that is valuable, and everything absolutely necessary to the student within the compass of 250 pages.’” Ex-library; deaccessioned from the Harvard Medical Library, with a library bookplate on the front pastedown, and library card on the rear pastedown. Foxing throughout. Quarter green cloth over drab paper boards, with a paper label on the spine. Fully rebacked by a conservator with the original spine laid down. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia Transactions “Memoir of Squier Littell, M. D. by A. D. Hall, M. D. [Read April 6, 1887]” pp. cdlv-cdlvi