1784 The Works of John Fothergill
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
John Fothergill wrote on a multitude of subjects. His expertise is conveyed through his multidisciplinary writings. He focussed greatly on botany and conchology in his leisure in addition to his important medical writings. Fothergill was responsible for giving the first known lecture on mouth-to-mouth ventilation and is credited with first identifying trigeminal neuralgia. He also wrote one of the earliest descriptions of the streptococcal sore throat and was pro-inoculation against small pox.
This work contains writings such as 'an account of the Putrid Sore Throat', 'Extract of an Essay on the Origin of Amber' and 'An Historical Account of Coffee'.
Edited by physician and philanthropist John Coakley Lettsom. Lettsom was the protege of Fothergill's brother and commenced his own medical training through the influence of Dr Fothergill.
Illustrated, with a frontispiece and ten plates. The plates 'Arbutus Andrachne', 'Winterana Aromatica', 'Mimosa Japonica' and 'Coffea Arabica' are repeated with one plate monochrome and the second hand-coloured. This therefore takes the illustration total to fifteen.
With the final advertisement leaf.
From the library of British pharmacologist and professor Alfred Joseph Clark. With his inscription to the recto of front endpaper dated 1927. Clark was responsible for pioneering studies on the placebo effect of many claimed cures.
ESTC reference no: T139645.
This is an early, presumed second, edition of this work. The ESTC notes a 1683 edition preceding this writing.
A bright, complete edition of this important collection of medical and botanical writings.
In the contemporary calf binding. Rebacked, with the original boards and spine preserved. Externally, very smart with light marks to the boards. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. With just the odd spot to pages.
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