1894 Round the Red Lamp, Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life
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Early Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
The Second American edition of this work, published in the same year as the first.
A collection of fifteen medical and detective short stories from British writer and physician Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the character Sherlock Holmes. The work was suggested to Doyle by the writer and humourist Jerome K. Jerome.
When the work was published, readers and reviewers were appalled. Expecting tales in the style of Conan Doyle's popular Sherlock Holmes stories, readers were shocked to find instead harrowing medical stories involving childbirth, syphilis, and botched amputations. Tales range in theme from the realistic to the bizarre, with the work including such such stories as the gothic 'Lot No. 249', involving a reanimated mummy that stalks a young medical student
An attractive bookplate to the front pastedown gives the name 'Andrew Mungall'.
With four pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bright boards with light fading to spine. Shelf wear to spine head and tail. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean.
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