1913. Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1913.
Sm. 8vo, 74 pp. Printed on thick paper. Later binding of half polished red calf with red cloth boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, edges sprinkled red. Calf lightly rubbed and worn; internally very good. Signed by the author on front pastedown.
§ Second edition of an extensive catalog of poisons, their symptoms, and suggested treatments, intended for ready reference. "This book should not be filed (as when an emergency occurs, valuable time would be lost in searching it out for reference), but should be attached to the wall of the Office or Dispensary." The incongruously nice binding and the presence of the author's name on the front pastedown and two corrections to the text, suggests that this was his personal copy, bound specially for him. Charles Bedford was a Lieutenant-Colonel of the Indian Medical Service, Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology at Lahore Medical College (Punjab University), and Chemical Examiner to the Punjab Government. This is the only copy of this edition or the first edition of 1903 located outside of the British Library. Item #125822