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(INDIAN). (MEDICINE). (PERIODICAL). LA FONZO, ROBERT J. (Editor, Author & Publisher??). Indian Medical Journal: A Guide to Health. Vol. 3, No. 12 (all published??). At the top of the first leaf is a small printed purple slip indicating that Dr. La Fonzo has arrived at theAmerican House in Lowell, Mass. [Washington, D.C: al Fonzo, 1880?]. Elephant folio. 8 pp. Five excellent textual woodcuts. First leaf torn across horizontally. Other small tears. $575.00
Nothing on title or La Fonzo in WorldCat, the ULS or NLM online catalogue. We found a Facebook reference to a copy at Countway Library, Harvard.
Here's their description:
¬?La Fonzo, Robert J.
Indian medical journal : a guide to health.
[Washington, D.C. : R.J. La Fonzo, 188?]
v. : ill. ; 45 x 32 cm.
Subject : Medicine Botanic--Periodicals
Location :¬?¬?¬?¬?¬?¬?¬? Countway Medicine Rare Books f RV1 .L16
Holdings :¬?¬?¬?¬?¬?¬? v.3:no.12
¬? Don't know on what basis they conclude it was issued in Washington, D.C. Cited recommendations suggest Chicago as most likely. It seems an odd coincidence that the single issue held should be exactly the same as ours. (Only one published?)
¬? A History of Herkimer Co. [N.Y.] (Syracuse 1893) provides the following information on La Fonzo in a section on physicians that have registered in the county: "Robert J. La Fonzo, born in Galveston, Texas, residence Brooklyn; Indiana Central Medical College and Asbury University, March 1, 1867. Registered July 26, 1880." We also found a reference to Robert J. La Fonzo, physician, in a Waterbury, Ct. city directory for 1890-91.