Second edition of the Text-Book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology by John J. Reese from the library of Dr. Harriette O. McCalmont, a prominent Michigan suffragette.
Octavo, xvi; 9-646pp. Full sheepskin binding, title in gilt on black morocco affixed to spine. Stated “Second Edition” on title page. Solid text block, slight separation along gutter, still sound. Light sunning, rubbing, and soiling to covers and spine. Occasional marginalia. Previous ownership stamp to front endpaper, and previous ownership inscription to front flyleaf. A scarce example, with no earlier editions found on OCLC.
Inscription on front flyleaf reads “Harriette O. McCalmont / Woman’s Medical College / Philadelphia, Pa.” After graduating from medical school in 1891, McCalmont worked as head of the women’s department at a state hospital in Pennsylvania. She later moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan to work in a similar position at their state hospital. McCalmont, an outspoken suffragette, also served as president of the Equal Suffrage Association of Kalamazoo and earned the highest majority vote given to a woman for a seat on the local school board. The Woman’s Medical College in Philadelphia, founded in 1850, was the second medical school in the world established to train and help women earn the M.D. degree.