Presentation copy

INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: Homoeopathy: Its Tenets and Tendencies, Theoretical, Theological, and Therapeutical.

Edinburgh: Sutherland and Knox, 1853.

3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #002435

8vo (226 x 143 mm). xii, 292 pp., front and rear endpapers with publisher's adverts. Original publisher's dark green cloth, boards rules and stamped in blind, gilt-lettered spine (slight rubbing and soiling of boards and spine ends, corners bumped), pages untrimmed. Text very little browned and dust soiled at margins. Provenance: dedication copy by the author, inscribed "For Bevan with J Y Si kind regards"; Table House Library (paper label pasted to front pastedown); The library of Hugh Selbourne. Fine dedication copy. ----

THIRD EDITION of Simpson's work, first published one year before, represents a total rejection of homoeopathy. The book was very well received by the public. (M. McCrae, Simpson: The Turbulent Life of a Medical Pioneer, Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2011). Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (1811-1870) was a Scottish obstetrician and a significant figure in the history of medicine. Simpson discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully popularized the drug for use in medicine.

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