This distinguished Civil War surgeon was an influential physiologist and authored a number of important works in the field ("A Treatise on Human Physiology" 1861, "The Experimental Method of Medicine" 1882, "Topographical Anatomy of the Brain" 1885, others) -- but is often remembered as the first full-time physiology professor in the U.S.; his discoveries about the brain earned him the nickname "America's first experimental neurophysiologist"; among various high-level academic appoints, in 1884 he was named president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Item #42534
Scarce "Yours truly / JC Dalton" large and bold in thick black ink on a 3 3/4" X 1½" slip, n.p., n.y. Very good. Mild dampstaining affects some letters ("truly," "JC D"), but not offensively; clearly clipped from a letter, as a number of words in his hand ("report on deeds / for the College profs / The Quarterly") visible on verso beneath light mounting traces. Undated, but a later life example.