A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Roberts Bartholow, published in 1880.
Octavo, xxiv, 802pp, [6pp ads], 8pp ads. Full sheep skin, title in gilt on black morocco label affixed to spine. Stated “Sixth Edition” on title page. Solid text block, light rubbing to edges, faint soiling to covers. Internally fine. Previous ownership inscription from Samuel P. McCalmont Jr., M.D., a physician from Franklin, Pennsylvania on the front free endpaper.
Samuel P. McCalmont Jr. (1862-1917) was a physician in Franklin, Pennsylvania. The McCalmonts were often involved in the health fields, with Samuel’s sister Harriette McCalmont also studying medicine at one of the first medical schools to educate women. Their wealthy father, Samuel McCalmont, wrote the children who smoked tobacco and drank alcohol during the Prohibition era out of his will. This included Samuel Jr.