A Treatise On The Fevers Of Jamaica, With Some Observations On The Intermitting Fever Of America, And An Appendix, Containing Some Hints On The Means Of Preserving The Health Of Soldiers In Hot Climates
JACKSON, ROBERT

Philadelphia Robert Campbell 1795 First American Edition, 1st Printing 8vo (16.8 x 9.9 cm). Original calf with later spine,raised bands with gilt borders, original red morocco label in upper spine, corner s bumped with some loss. Collation: xi, [1 -blank], 276, 19, [1 blank], [12 -Ads] pp. Full leather (Item ID: 0000725)

$450.00

Jackson M.D. was a Scottish physician-surgeon, reformer, and inspector-general of army hospitals. Jackson's first book was 'A Treatise on the Fevers of Jamaica,' 1791 (reprinted at Philadelphia in 1795, and in German at Leipzig in 1796), the result of his early experience as an assistant. He recommends the treatment of fevers by cold affusion, which was afterwards advocated by James Currie, and by himself in a special essay published at Edinburgh in 1808

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