Publisher: (Washington:) Printed by Authority of the Minority of the Committee, (1852).
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 90329; Osler 1441.
Condition: Wrappers worn, with some minor rears at the spine and edges; very good copy.
Book ID: 26205
Description8vo, original printed wrappers, 57 pages.
Comments¶ One of the interesting chapters in the life of Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-1880), brother-in-law of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a prominent physician, scientist and geologist, who had a disturbing tendency to get involved in "often bitter priority conflicts that left their marks on the scientific and social scenes of his day. They followed a standard pattern: a discovery would be announced by someone, Jackson would then claim prior discovery, and a controversy would ensue. Among them were conflicts over the discovery of guncotton (Christian Friedrich Schönbein), the telegraph (Samuel F. B. Morse), the digestive action of the stomach (William Beaumont), and the anesthetic effects of ether (William T. G. Morton)." - Wikipedia. ¶ Inscribed on the upper wrapper "With the respects of / C. T. Jackson."