Medical Observations And Inquiries. Volume VI

London T. Cadell 1784 Modern quarter calf with marble boards; raised bands and gilt labeling in panels; new end papers. Collation: xvi, 419, [19-Index] pp. + 3 engraved plates, 2 folding. Text with some scattered foxing and aging to pages. One folding plate with break near head partially repaired with archival tape on verso. Significant articles present by Jen. Wright, "History of an Extravasation of Blood into the Pericardium"(pp.1-8); Dr. David Macbride, "History of and Angina Pectoris successfully treated" (pp.9-18); John Hall, "Case of an Aneurism in the Aorta, and in the left carotid Artery, which burst into the Trachea," (pp. 23-30 +1 plate); William Hunter, M.D., "Three Cases of Mal-conformation in the Heart" (pp. 291-309). There is an extensive presentation on the Epidemic Cold in 1775 upon which Dr. Fothergill sought to prepare a compete history. The completion of this history was done by the Faculty at large after Dr. Fothergill's death (pp. 340-407). Very Good Modern quarter morocco and Marble Boards (Item ID: 0000551)


Very scarce issue. A Society of Physicians in London was founded in 1757. Between then and 1784, they published six volumes of transactions on all aspects of medicine. The Society, which never adopted a formal name, seemed to have ended around 1793. In the preface of this volume they note the deaths of several members, most prominently that of the esteemed doctor John Fothergill in 1780, who had contributed an account of the influenza epidemic of 1775 and remarks on the sick-headach [sic]. Also included are "Three Cases of Mal-conformation in the Heart" by William Hunter, "History of an Angina Pectoris, Successfully Treated" by David Macbride, and many other contributions by famous 18th century physicians.

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