1769 Domestic Medicine or the Family Physician
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Uncommon
Buchan wrote this work with an intention to reach a wider audience and allow people to cure themselves. This was one of the first texts to emphasize the prevention of disease and Catherine the Great of Russia sent the author a gold medal and personal letter after reading the work.
Inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Thomas Baldwin Bagsham 1792.
ESTC reference no: T116615. Collated, complete.
A groundbreaking medical work, which is split into two main sections 'Preventing Diseases' and 'Of Diseases'.
An uncommon work, particularly in this first edition state.
In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Split to the spine, larger at the bottom. Small loss to the head and tail of spine. Patches of rubbing to the boards. Hinges are tender. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Occasional light spots to pages.
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