Boston: J. Q. Adams, Printer--Office of the Investigator, 1835. A later edition, the first under the Investigator imprint. 16mo, original rose cloth, printed paper label, 216 pages. Cloth stained and worn, some foxing; label nearly perished; a good, sound copy. Item #15728
First published in 1829 in Columbus, O., based on a series of lectures delivered in Cincinnati, and the earliest known work in support of the Thomsonian system. The imprint here of J. Q. Adams, publisher of the first American free-thought newspaper, the Investigator, suggests the relationship between progressive thought and medical reform. Bold early ink ownership signature on the front blank and across the head of page 23. Atwater 2993 (this edition).