A Child's First Hour.

(Paediatrics.) A PHYSICIAN

A Child's First Hour.

With Suggestions for some Alteration in the management of Newly-Born Infants. Addressed to Young Mothers.

Description: FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece heightened in sepia, a few spots on the title-page and the frontispiece a little offset, pp. [i], iv, 71, small 8vo, original navy blue cloth, blocked in blind on the covers, and lettered in gilt on the upper cover, gilt edges, unevenly faded, very good

Publication Details: Ackerman & Co., 1851

Notes: A contemporary reviewer found this a useful little book, 'calculated to banish for ever the mischievous practices of the self-opinionated tribe, of which Mr. Dickens's Mrs. Gamp is no overdrawn portrait' (BMJ). Certainly the nurse depicted in the frontispiece is no Mrs. Gamp, but a model of the new kind of nurse wanted by many, including Florence Nightingale. The Dickensian dimension is furthered by the epigraph on the title-page, an extract from Cricket on the Hearth. 'The Author 'saw no unoccupied ground for his observations, unless he dated them from a time not much dwelt on by others ... t...more

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Price: £950

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1851

Stock Number: 63886

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