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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.

Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.

Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery. Illustrated by one hundred and twenty three highly finished wood engravings. Fifth Edition, corrected and enlarged. London and Dublin, Henry Renshaw & Fannin & Co., 1866. 16 x 10 cm. xii, 835 pages. Full calf price binding: Richmond Hospital School of Medicine / Carmichael Premium. Armorial gilt decorations on front and rear boards. Elaborate gilt decorations and gilt title on spine. Marbled edges and end papers. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Front hinge partially cracked. First and last few pages foxed. Neat ink inscription on half title page: ’ William E.B. Moynan [?], Carmichael School Med. Dublin, April 20th 1870’. A few neat annotations otherwise internally clean. A nice copy with an interesting ‘provenance’.

Richard Carmichael (1779 – 1849) was an eminent Irish surgeon, medical writer and philanthropist. He was born in Dublin, son of a solicitor, and Sarah Rogers from County Meath. He studied medicine at the nearby College of Surgeons. In 1816 he was appointed to the Richmond Hospital, Dublin, where he taught with Robert Adams, John Cheyne and Ephraim MacDowel. In 1826 they founded, at their own expense, the “School of Anatomy, Medicine and Surgery of the Richmond Hospital”. This was renamed the Carmichael School of Medicine after his death, and to which he bequeathed £10,000. He founded the Irish Medical Association in 1840 and was president of it until his death. He drowned while riding his horse across the sands to his summer residence in Sutton, near Dublin, and was buried in St. George’s Churchyard, Whitworth Road. The foundation stone for the new school of medicine named after him was laid on 29 March 1864 in North Brunswick St. The building was next to the North Dublin Union and cost £6,000. Architect was J. E. Rogers of Dublin.

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Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.
Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.
Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.
Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.
Fleetwood Churchill. On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.

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