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Pingenot Auction, Lot 411

411. [NIXON, PAT IRELAND]. Lot of 2 titles:

NIXON, Pat Ireland. A Century of Medicine in San Antonio. San Antonio: Privately published, 1936. Frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original red cloth with paper labels. Near mint in original glassine d.j. Dr. C. F. Lehmann’s copy, signed by him as "President of the International Post Graduate Medical Assembly, San Antonio...Jan. 1950." Beneath Lehmann’s signature is the autograph of the author.
         First edition of this noted medical doctor-historian’s first major work on Texas medicine. Baird, Texas Medical History 178: "An excellent county medical history by Texas’ leading medical historian." Basic Texas Books 153n. Pingenot: This work is far scarcer than the author’s better- known book, The Medical Story of Early Texas, published in 1946. The limited edition of this work is rare.

NIXON, Pat Ireland. The Medical Story of Early Texas, 1528-1853. Lancaster: Mollie Bennett Lupe Memorial Fund, 1946. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original cloth with printed paper labels on cover and backstrip. Near mint copy.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 153: "The best work of Texas medical history, this is also one of the best state medical histories ever published. It is well-annotated, carefully factual, and lucidly written." Dobie, p. 70. Howes N161. Pingenot: Nixon gathered material for this classic Texas book for over forty years. Five chapters relate directly to the Texas Revolution and eight to the Republic of Texas. An appendix lists data on several hundred early Texas doctors.

(2 vols.)