The Principles and Practice of Medicine, Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine
Osler's Principles and Practice of Medicine was the best English language work on medicine of its time. Besides being one of the greatest of all clinicians, Osler was possessed of a fine literary style and an extensive knowledge of medical bibliography. For Osler's own account of the preparation of his textbook, see the Bibliotheca Osleriana, G+M 2231 and "Sir William Osler: An Annotated Bibliography with Illustrations" by Richard L. Golden and Charles G. Roland, #1375.This is a presentation copy to Arthur Jukes Johnson (1848-1921), a Toronto physician whose combined house and office was at 52 Bloor St. W., Toronto. His interest in pathology and expert knowledge in medical jurisprudence led to his appointment by the province of Ontario as the first chief coroner of Toronto in June 1902. As coroner he provided evidence for the crown in many criminal trials in the Toronto area, including the Reginald Birchall case of 1890, prosecuted by Britton Bath Osler, brother of Johnson's former schoolmate, William. In the famous Hyams brothers murder case of 1895-6, Johnson contributed again as part of Osler's prosecution team. Dr. A. J. Harrington gave evidence in the 1924 trial of Dr. W.H. Oaks of Barrie, Ont., charged with "procuring a miscarriage" for a woman named Constance Browne. He is probably the same Dr. Harrington who published an article entitled "Is Vaccination What It Should Be?" in the Canadian Journal of Medicine and Surgery in 1902, in which he argued that not enough practitioners were sterilizing their equipment properly before undertaking vaccinations. The same journal states that Dr. Harrington intends to build himself an up-to-date doctor's residence on Bathurst Street just north of Bloor for $10,000. As Dr. Gilbert Parker was later located at 817 Bathurst, it seems likely he took over the residence and practice of Dr. Harrington.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Edition: Third Edition
Date Published: 1898
Place Published: New York
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xvi, , 1181,  p. 25 cm. 11 figures in partial colour and 21 charts. Green cloth with light wear to extremities. Corners bumped. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Property of Dr. A. J. Harrington, Toronto, Ont. From the Late Dr. Arthur Jukes Johnson. A gift from the Author Dr. W. Osler to his fellow student Arthur Jukes Johnson and now Feby 25 1936 presented to Dr. Gilbert Parker, 817 Bathurst Dr., Toronto." Title page inscription reads: "From his old friend & fellow student The Author." Tiny tear in front free endpaper, tear in bottom of title page, tear in margin of p. 1077, stain on p. 1071.