The China Medical Missionary Journal, Volumes Two and Three.
Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1888/1889. First printing. The Journal for 1888 (Volume II) and 1889 (Volume III), with a postcard from the publishers, Kelly & Walsh, who delivered it to Dr. Brush at the Central Hotel. A wonderful eclectic collection of case studies, letters, notices of books, commentaries of cases, reports from the various hospitals, editorials and reminiscences written by the mission doctors. Case studies include " Amputation of penis: using cocaine as an anaesthetic; letters include "Growth of Eucalyptus" as a preventative of malarial poisoning; editorials such as "The Opium Habit" a stinging attack on Dr Ayres Colonial Surgeon of Hong Kong who wrote " This habit in itself appears to me to be perfectly harmless"; commentaries include " Some Shantung Hot Springs".
"The China Medical Missionary Journal is the earliest publication of modern medical journals in English in China. Whether with regard to the early era of the China Medical Missionary Association or the later period of the Chinese Medical Association, the information contained in this important medical journal was extensive and pertinent..."
(Researching Modern Medical History in Literature of Various Languages in Shanghai, China, reviewed by Yong-an Zhang 1 and Jinhua Xu, Apr. 2018 as viewed on the NIH website). From Cambridge Core: "Medical Periodicals offer one of the best "archives" of the history of medicine in China. Two of the most important are the China Medical Missionary Journal and its successor which ran from 1887-1931 (English only), and the National Medical Journal (1915-1931). These two merged in 1932 to become the Chinese Medical Journal (in Chinese, 1916-present)".
Tall 8vo , each volume containing four issues of the journal. Volume Two, January - December 1888. Title page, ii pp, 190pp, folding table, tipped on albumen photograph ("Thos R . Colledge, originator of the medical missions") 1 engraved plate of Dr Kwan A -To, first Chinese surgeon with Rev. Peter Parker, M.D. the first medical missionary to China. & 2 engravings in text. Volume Three, January - December 1889. Title page, ii pp, 179pp, 1 table tipped in. Bound in publishers printed tan hardboard with plain brown cloth spines.
Spines and boards have been attacked by insects at some point, contents very good.
OCLC: 861487209 is a 2013 reprint of the journal, which ran from 1887 to 1931. No period copies appear to be recorded on OCLC. Item #26488