Foreign Bodies in Air and Food Passages: Charted Experience in Cases No. 631 to No. 1155 at the Bronchoscopic Clinic.

Rare First Edition of "The father of Endoscopy" Chevalier Jackson's Foreign Bodies in Air and Food Passages; inscribed by him to Frederick Bigelow

Foreign Bodies in Air and Food Passages: Charted Experience in Cases No. 631 to No. 1155 at the Bronchoscopic Clinic.

CHEVALIER, Jackson.

$1,800.00

Item Number: 95283

Philadelphia: American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, 1923.

First edition of the renowned Philadelphia otolaryngologist’s case study. Octavo, original blindstamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, profusely illustrated with charts and photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, To Frederick S. Bigelow Chevalier Jackson.” The recipient has also inscribed a detailed description of provenance below the author’s inscription, “March 3rd 1927. Dr. Jackson gave me this book…after I had spent two hours or more in his Bronchoscopic Clinic at Jefferson Hospital and had seen him perform ten or a dozen operations: 1 foreign body (peanut) in child of 20 mos…he afterwards received me for a 15 minute chat in his office, Frederick Bigelow.” The recipient has also noted on the title page, “Best Award of $10,000 in 1927. Henry Jacob Bigelow Gold Medal in the Boston Surgical Soc. 1928.” The Bigelows were an American family of physicians including Jacob Bigelow (1787 – 1879) and Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818 – 1890) both of whom taught surgery at Harvard University. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and with noted provenance.

Chevalier Jackson, MD (1865-1958), was a renowned Philadelphia otolaryngologist and Fellow of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, was a pioneer in laryngology and known as the "father of endoscopy." Jackson extracted over 2000 swallowed foreign bodies from patients. He was instrumental in the early development of methods and tools for removing foreign objects from human airways including safety pins, needles, hardware, nuts and shells. More than 80% of the patients on record were under 15 years old.

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