"Observations on the State of Medicine & Surgery among the Ancients by Charles S. Lee. A.M. 1826" [cover title].


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37 ff., written on rectos only. 4to. Wrappers titled in manuscript. Covers worn and stained, with some wear and chipping to the text.

Item #310086

Unpublished manuscript on the ancient Egyptian and Greek roots of medicine by the early American physician Charles Alfred Lee (1801-1872). Lee graduated from Williams College in 1822 and received his M.D. at Berkshire Medical College. He was connected with the Northern Dispensary of New York City, chair of materia medica and general pathology at Geneva Medical College, New York, and taught at a series of eastern United States medical schools. Lee helped found the New York Journal of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences in 1843 and in 1850 he co-founded the Buffalo Medical School. His most famous work was the American edition of Dr. James Copeland's Dictionary of Practical Medicine (1848). He published several medical textbooks, including the popular Human Physiology, for the Use of Elementary Schools (1843). He also edited Bacchus: an Essay on the Nature, Causes, Effects, and Cure of Intemperance (1840) by Ralph Grindrod.
The present manuscript, which appears to be unpublished, is a survey of early Egyptian and Greek medicine and draws from sources quoted in the original Greek.