Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Item #026069
Frontispiece, 276 pages. index. illustrations. Inscribed by Dr. Charles B. Johnson on May 23, 1918 at a meeting of the Illinois State Medical Society. It is also signed by the owner, John Benjamin Haeberlin, a Professor of Medicine at Loyola University and staff surgeon at St. Bernard's Hospital. The author began as an early volunteer with the 130th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. As disease became a greater threat in Tennessee than the Confederates, he became a hospital orderly, studying books on medicine in his spare time, he writes: "I saw about every form of wound shot, shell, or bullet [that] could be inflicted on a man." In 1866 he enrolled at the University of Michigan, but with financial difficulties left school and served as a physicians' assistant, he returned to finish his medical work graduating in 1872. This began a long medical career culminating in his work Sixty Years in the Medical Harness. Bound in blue cloth lettered and ruled in black, sight wear to spine ends, spine faded. A very good copy.