Edwin K. Maxon, M.D.
See a copy of his book on
Principles of Medicine, 1861
A copy of this text book
is listed in the
Office Library Catalogues .
A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine. By
Maxon M.D., formerly Lecturer on the Institutes of
Medicine and Practice of Medicine in the
Geneva Medical College.
Philadelphia; Lindsay and Blankiston, 1861. price $4—For sale by
Robert Clark and Co. No. 55 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati.
This is a new work, emanating from comparatively a
new source; but should meet with no less favor on that account.
The name has often too much influence upon the professional man
when selecting his library, and, no doubt, causes the rejection of many
valuable productions. We arc decidedly in favor of that author who
thinks and acts for himself; provided, always, his thoughts and acts are
orthodox, and his views based upon scientific research and
practical experience. The author of this work has been engaged in
teaching, has practical experience, and a sound judgment, which must
give him a prominent position among his competitors for fame.
At first glance we were not favorably impressed
with the introduction of Anatomy and Physiology in a work on the
Practice of Medicine, but upon a more careful investigation this feature
assumes importance, and our objections vanish. We give, in the authors
own words, his reasons for this course:
"It will be seen that I have glanced at the
anatomy and physiology as I have taken up the diseases peculiar to each
part of the human system. This I have done in part to make the work more
valuable to those practitioners of medicine who have not time to review
anatomy and physiology; but more especially to keep the mind of the
reader fixed on the diseased part, and its conditions, thus rendering
the work not only more valuable, but, I trust, more interesting."
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)