DescriptionChandler Robbins. A Discourse Delivered Before the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at Their Semiannual Meeting, June 14th, 1796. Boston: 1796. First Edition. Square quarto. 36pp. Stitched binding. Untrimmed edges. Texblock split, with concluding pages loose. Half-title detached. Good.
More Information: The author, disclaiming any medical knowledge, discourses on "what is termed, philosophical anatomy." He speaks as well on "the unusual number of shipwrecks, and loss of the lives of so many of our seafaring brethren, on this coast, since our last anniversary." A 12-page appendix includes material on resuscitation from drowning, and revival of bodily functions after a stroke. Evans 31110. Sabin 71755. not in Rink or Larned.
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