Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son 1871. First Edition. , 128-381 pages + 2 lithographed folding plates and one table in rear. Original tan printed wrappers. No title page (as issues apparently). Explanatory notice tipped in apologizing for the delay caused by the necessary time taken by "experts" in transmission of proofs, etc. Some corners turned, mildly soiled, a nice copy. Very Good. Wraps. 
Contains a number of articles as follows. "Prize essay on Ventilation" by X. Y. Z. [no mistake]; "Alopecia" by Edward Wigglesworth; "Theory of Tuberculosis" by R. H. Fitz; "External manipulation in Obstetric Practice" by W. L. Richardson; "Venesection, Its former Abuse and present Neglect"" by Henry I. Bowditch; "Practical Aspects of Medical Science" by John Dole; "Parasitologicall Investigations on Vegetanle Organisms" by H.C. Perkins (with lithographic plates).
The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting[today] 25,000 members. Acts of Incorporation received final approval from the Massachusetts State Legislature on November 1, 1781. We are the oldest continuously operating state medical society in the United States. (their website).