Red-brown cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine. The autobiography of someone who entered medical school in 1880 and retired some 50 years later. Explaining his choice of Cornell he writes “Anyone who could stain tissues so they might be told apart and who could get an oil immersion lens actually to work was looked up to as a superior person, not to be found in the common sort of college.” His account of his working life gives as much insight into the changes in social attitudes over that 50 years as it does in developments in medicine. Condition: Boards are a little knocked and the spine faded, but this is a pleasant, sound copy. The pages are clean and bright, although I have found one or two instances of pencil marking in the margins.