The MODERN HORSE DOCTOR: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes, Nature, and Treatment of Disease and Lameness in Horses, Embracing the Most Recent and Approved Methods, According to an Enlightened System of Veterinary Therapeutics, for the Preservation and Restoration of Health. With Illustrations. George H. Dadd, 1813 - 1868.

The MODERN HORSE DOCTOR: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes, Nature, and Treatment of Disease and Lameness in Horses, Embracing the Most Recent and Approved Methods, According to an Enlightened System of Veterinary Therapeutics, for the Preservation and Restoration of Health. With Illustrations.

New York: Orange Judd & Company, 245 Broadway, (n. d.). Fifteenth Thousand (ca late 1860s). 432, [2] pp. Illustrated. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 4-7/8". Original publisher's green cloth binding with title gilt stamped to spine. Pale yellow eps. Spine quite dull, with fraying to crown. Spotting to front board. Some aging to paper, especially plates. Withal, a VG copy of this work uncommon in the trade. Item #50701

Dadd was born in England and emigrated to America.  By education a doctor, he turned to veterinary practice around 1845 and opened a proprietary school, the Boston Veterinary Institute in 1855, but only to limited success, closing 3 years later.  He was famous for 3 books, The American Cattle Doctor (1851), The Modern Horse Doctor [1854] & The Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse [1857], this latter the first such work published in America. In these books, we find Dadd was an early advocate of rational & humane medical treatment, including the use of anesthesia.

Price: $50.00

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