New York: Samuel S. & William Wood, 261 Pearl Street. R. Craighead, Printer. 53 Vesey street, 1855. 1st US Edition. vi,  - 69,  pp. Last 2 pages publisher advert. 12mo. 6-1/4" x 4". Original publisher's brown cloth binding with title gilt stamped to front board. Pale yellow eps. Square & tight, only light wear to the binding. PO name stamp [Geo. Brush, USN M.D.] to t.p., and a small number sticker to front paste-down. A pleasing, VG+ copy. Item #48991
The (here) uncredited author, Charles West was a British physician, whose "... lectures on the diseases of children were published in the Medical Gazette in 1847 and later as a book which saw seven English editions and was translated into several European languages and Arabic. This work made West famous as the father of British paediatrics.... He personally visited every London physician to canvass support for a children's hospital... Children's Hospital was founded…West was its first physician and wrote the early reports. He lectured on children's diseases and wrote a little manual on nursing sick children which was published for the benefit of the hospital....Throughout his life West was a prolific writer on medical subjects; he was also one of the finest public speakers of his generation..." (N. G. Coley in the ODNB)
A surprising scarce book in the trade. I've been looking for a copy these last few years, finally this one surfaced.