Book on the Physician Himself and Things that Concern His Reputation and Success

1. Daniel Webster Cathell (b.1839, d.1925)
2. William.T Cathell (b.1864)
3. F.A. Davis Company (estab. 1879)
Green hardcover book, with title in black on cover and in gold colouring on spine. The 12th edition.
Daniel Webster Cathell MD (1839–1925) began writing his book “The Physician Himself” in 1882 to help new physicians in America prosper. His book was so popular that it was in its tenth edition in 1892, last revised in 1922 and republished in 1931.
In those days, before the reforms in American medical education driven by the Flexner report of 1910, it was easy to become a physician—many men did so, but only a few prospered in this competitive world of private practice. These struggling practitioners were Cathell’s readers.
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paper, writing ink, printing ink
24 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm
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Barrie Thompson Collection
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