SIMPSON, James Y.
Remarks on the Superinduction of Anaesthesia in Natural and Morbid Parturition: with cases illustrative of the use and effects of chloroform in obstetric practice. With an Appendix.
Boston: Published by William B. Little & Co..., .1848
8vo, 48 pages. Later brown half morocco, original upper printed wrapper bound in. Presentation copy from the publisher, with a (cropped) inscription at the top of the wrapper.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The important appendix, first printed in this edition, starts with a long letter by J.C. Warren on the chemical nature and synthesis of chloroform, and is followed by several letters by C.T. Jackson and other Boston surgeons contrasting chloroform with ether. Their reception of chloroform was at first enthusiastic. Fulton & Stanton VI.6.