New York: Ca. 1846. A very decorative and important medical advertising broadside displaying medical devices, with a wide variety of type faces and illustrations around the border. William R. Goulding was a significant New York City supplier of surgical instruments to the U.S. Army during the Mexican American War.
Between 1840 and 1890, New York City competed with and then surpassed Philadelphia in the domain of medical instrument making, and by the Civil War, the city boasted the highest number of instrument makers in the country. Goulding recognized the importance of establishing a close relationship with prominent New York City surgeons, and was able to secure the personal endorsement of Valentine Mott (professor of surgery at the university of the City of New York and consulting surgeon at New York Hospital) as well as a professor of midwifery. This enabled Goulding to personally observe medical instruments in use in New York's clinics.
Printed on bright yellow paper, with original central fold, trimmed close at left side, otherwise very good condition. 8 1/2 x 10 1/2". Not found in OCLC. Very good condition. Item #23612