CONWELL, William Eugène Edward.
Observations chiefly on Pulmonary Disease in India and an Essay on the Use of the Stethoscope.
First edition, uncommon early British Malay imprint – the Dutch ceded Malacca to Britain in 1824 – just five copies on COPAC – Cambridge, Edinburgh, Imperial, RCS, and Wellcome – and five on OCLC, BnF, three in Germany, one in Switzerland. The first work mentioning the use of the stethocope to be published in Asia. Conwell was born in Ballymilligan, Co. Londonderry in 1795, he was Principal Surgeon to the hospital established at Wallahjahbad for casualties from the First Anglo-Burmese War, and subsequently surgeon of the General Hospital at Penang, Officiating Staff Surgeon “of the Madras Troops employed to the Eastwards”, and officiating Superintending Surgeon of Prince of Wales’s Island, Singapore and Malacca.
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Small quarto (197 160 mm). Attractive recent half sheep, marbled boards, to style, title gilt direct to the spine, fleurons to compartments. Ex-Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland library with ink stamp to the title page and some embossed stamps to the text, light browning and some dampstaining throughout, contents about very good.