Interesting 1873 Essay on Medical Malpractice McClelland, M[ilo] A[dams]. Civil Malpractice: A Report Presented to the Military Tract Medical Society, At Its Fifteenth Semi-Annual Meeting, January 14, 1873. Chicago: W.B. Keen, Cooke & Co., 1873. 74 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Original cloth, blind rules to boards, gilt title to front. Some rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, light damp staining and dampspotting to boards, a few partial cracks to text block, presentation inscription to front pastedown. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page. A sound copy of a scarce title. $100. * First edition. A coherent overview based on legal and medical authorities. Four years later the author, a physician, published a full-scale treatise on surgical jurisprudence.
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