Topography of the Thorax and Abdomen [Univeristy of Missouri Studies, Science Series volume 1, number 1]

By: Potter, Peter

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Quarto (27 cm), pp. [iv], v - vii, [i], 1 - 142, [4]. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author to Dr. Thomas Jefferson Murray on both front and rear endpapers: "To Dr. T.J. Murray, / with the compliments / of the author, / Peter Potter / Xmas 1911." Full leather boards with five raised bands and two red spine labels. Red publisher's stain sprinkled to edges. Marbled endpapers. Includes 35 illustrated plates, 29 of which are hand-colored cross-sections of the trunk of a human body, two are gravures from photographs of the entire trunk, and four are fold-out, two-color prints. Small tag with poinsettia illustration and the manuscript note: "Dr. Murry / Compliments of the Author / X.Mas 1911" laid in. Bumping and rubbing to boards, chipping to spine, with a 1.25" section to bottom missing. Rare in the trade. "The first volume of the Science Series, entitled The University of Missouri Studies, is an excellently illustrated monograph on the topography of the thorax and abdomen, by Peter Potter, now Associate Professor of Anatomy in St. Louis University. The work is a revised and enlarged edition of a thesis presented to the University of Missouri in I903 for the degree of Master of Arts, and is based on work done in the anatomical laboratory of the University of Missouri in I901. The object of the work is to add to the few detailed observations upon the inter-relations of the organs as found in a single body. For this purpose a body was studied by the method of sections, with reference to the more important thoracic and abdominal organs and systems; these are described individually, topography of the part and its relations to surrounding objects being given in each case, and the results compared with literature of the subject. The book is a record of laborious work which reflects the highest credit on the author." (British Medical Journal, Dec. 30, 1905). Listed in Index-Catalog of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, United States Army, 1914. Thomas Jefferson Murray (1855-1930) served as the vice-president of the American Medical Association, president of the Montana State Board of Medical Examiners, and President of Butte's Silver Bow Club. He was actively involved in planning and construction of the Silver Bow Club’s 1906 building, and ran the Murray Hospital at the corner of Quartz and Alaska Sts. in historic downtown Butte. (Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark District website). First Edition.

Title: Topography of the Thorax and Abdomen [Univeristy of Missouri Studies, Science Series volume 1, number 1]

Author Name: Potter, Peter

Categories: Science,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Columbia, MO, The University of Missouri: 1905

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 28666