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    John Chalmers DaCosta, M. D. Selections from the Papers and Speeches of John Chalmers DaCosta, M. D., LL. D. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1931.

    First edition. Octavo. vii, 440 pages. Eight engraved plates and many sketched figures throughout the text.

    Publisher's navy blue cloth covers blind-stamped with a single rule. The spine is lettered and ruled in gilt. Minor rubbing to the covers and spine, corners slightly bumped, some fraying to the head and foot of the spine, previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper, initial page has been removed, final paginated page has a small tear. Altogether a very good copy.

    John Chalmers DaCosta (1863 - 1933) professor of demonstration anatomy at the Jefferson Medical College, was also a prolific author, best remembered for his Modern Surgery, General and Operative, which was published in 1894. This work, a compilation of speeches and papers, focuses less on the technical and more upon the emotional, literary and historical aspects of medicine.

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