New Preparations; a Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Devoted to the
1877. DAVIS, George S. & C. Henri LEONARD, eds. NEW PREPARATIONS; A QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, DEVOTED TO THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW THERAPEUTICAL AGENTS, vols. 1 & 2. Detroit: Geo. S. Davis, 1877-1878. 8vo, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (1877); 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches (1878). Ex-library, cloth library binding with gilt and white ink lettering on spine, usual markings. Corners bumped, interior and text very good. Illustrated with in-text reproductions in b/w, advertisements. Original paper covers bound in (with illustrated ads for medical equipment and books on bandaging) following each Volume. This is the complete issue of the first two volumes, which was followed by Volume 3 in 1879; after that the journal title was changed to Therapeutic Gazette and continued until 1927. Articles include botanical treatments like eucalyptus for various ailments (malarial night sweats, diphtheria), Kava Kava for gonorrhea, Coca for "stimulation", or "a cure for timidity", or extract of malt as a food supplement or treatment for dyspepsia, with dosage and case studies; the promotion of sugar-coated pills; treatises on the digestive absorbtion of medicines; questionable medicines currently on the market; the nucleus in the red blood corpuscle, etc. As follows: 1877 Vol. 1 No. 1 18 pp. (covers bound in separately, w 2 pp. ads) Vol. 1 No. 2 28 pp. (covers bound in separately, w 4 pp. ads) Vol. 1 No. 3 26 pp. (covers bound in separately, w 6 pp. ads) Vol. 1 No. 4 28 pp. (covers bound in separately, w 8 pp. ads) 1878 Vol. 2 No. 1 pp. 1-26 (covers bound in separately, w 10 pp. ads) Vol. 2 No. 2 pp. 27-52 (covers bound in separately, w 10 pp. ads) Vol. 2 No. 3 pp. 53-78 (covers bound in separately, w 10 pp. ads) Vol. 2 No. 4 pp. 79-104 (covers bound in separately, w 10 pp. ads, pp. 8-9 blank) Scarce. .
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