Therapeutics and Materia Medica, (1864), by Alfred Stille, two volume set, U. S. Army Hospital Department marked

A copy of this text book is listed in the 1864 & 1865 Surgeon General’s Office Library Catalogue or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department. According to the National Library of Medicine 1,024 copies of this text marked USA HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT was issued to the Army during the War.

Therapeutics and Materia Medica, A Systematic Treatise on the Action and Uses of Medicinal Agents including their Description and History By Alfred Stille, M.D., Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. Second edition revised and enlarged, 2 vols, pp 776 , Philadelphia Blanchard and Lea 1864.

Of all the books listed by the Surgeon General Office Library, Stille’s book was the lowest number published of those ordered. While this should theoretically make this two volume set the most rare and difficult to find marked USA HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT, I know of other marked editions.