New York: Printed by Collins & Co, 1811.
An enlarged edition of the first edition of 1804. Two folding frontispiece plates showing a view and floor plan of the hospital. 65, ; 74 pp. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Covers rubbed, closed tears to plates, some spotting to text, early ink underlining to one page. Norman 1584; Shaw & Shoemaker 23958 & 23555; Sabin 55480 & 54482. Provenance: Haskell F. Norman (his bookplate). Item #313316
The founding of the New York Hospital, the second oldest hospital in New York City, was inspired by Samuel Bard's seminal Discourse upon the Duties of a Physician (1769). Wartime delays pushed the hospital's opening to 1791. Originally founded as a medical hospital, it eventually focused on treating the insane. After several moves and re-incorporations, the hospital is now part of New York-Presbyterian.
Sabin attributes authorship to John Murray, Jr. or Thomas Eddy. The work includes the Charter (1771), two acts of the state legislature (1806, 1810), “By-laws and regulations” for the hospital and a 64-page catalogue of the hospital's library.
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