[Lynn, Mass. State Board of Health, 1888].
Octavo (23.3 x 14.4 cm.), , 316-361 pages. Illustrated with nine plates printed in black, red, and gray, and numerous illustrations and charts in the text. FIRST EDITION in book form, reprinted from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts, 1888. A study of school rooms heated with stoves in predominantly rural Massachusetts towns, with suggestions for method of increasing ventilation and addressing other related health concerns. The author reports that there were 3860 school buildings in Massachusetts heated by stoves, and recognized that it was unlikely that other current heating approaches, including central furnaces, forced steam, etc., could be applied in these rural circumstances. The illustrations depict floor plans, and one handsome elevation, of existing school rooms, while the plates chart measurements of air conditions within the various school rooms over the course of a day. Joseph Gurney Pinkham (1839-1922) received his M.D. at Long Island College Hospital and served as a Vice President of the Mass. Medical Society and President of the Mass. Medico-Legal Society. ~ Front free endpaper creased. Bound in brown pebbled buckram, gilt-titled on the front panel. A bit of rubbing to extremities, but near fine. [OCLC locates three copies (BPL, Harvard Countway, NLM)].