On Medical Provision for Railroads, as a Humanitarian Measure, As Well As a Source of Economy to the Companies, in Two Papers. Read respectively before the N.Y. State Medical Society, Feb. 5, 1862, and the Surgical Section of the New York Academy of Medicine, Oct. 28, 1862. Edmund S. F. ARNOLD.

On Medical Provision for Railroads, as a Humanitarian Measure, As Well As a Source of Economy to the Companies, in Two Papers. Read respectively before the N.Y. State Medical Society, Feb. 5, 1862, and the Surgical Section of the New York Academy of Medicine, Oct. 28, 1862

New York: Baillière Brothers, 1862. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's yellow printed wrappers; vii,[8]-47pp. Upper cover rather toned and slighly chipped, spine mostly perished, lacking rear cover, stock a bit toned; a Good copy, internally sound. Report on the necessity of railroad medical provisions, the preface opening with a gruesome case of a man falling off a moving train and breaking his leg: "He was found lying on a straw mattress, in an empty building used as a temporary barrack...On examining the injured limb, the ankle-joint and bones for some inches above it proved to be fearfully crushed and exposed through a gaping lacerated wound seven or eight inches long." The two papers that follow conclude with a number of endorsements by various medical societies and physicians.

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