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 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. Modern quarter morocco and Marble Boards. Bookseller Inventory # 0000551
Title: Medical Observations And Inquiries. Volume ...
Publisher: T. Cadell
Publication Date: 1784
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Published by William Johnston 1757-84, London, 1757. , 6 uniform volumes each with folidng plates, vol 1 has 5 plates, vol 2 has 4 plates, vol 3 has 6 plates, vol 4 has 4 plates, vol 5 has 7 plates, and vol 6 has 3 plates, Vol 2 includes the first surgical paper from the colonies by John Bard (New York surgeon) of an operation in which he successfully removed a partially decomposed foetus from an abdominal tumour of a young woman, who survived the procedure First Edition , joints cracked but boards holding on five of the volumes, volume 6 has detached boards and is cracked down spine so textblock split in two, spines scuffed and with some labels missing, owner's name at front, some pieces missing at upper edges of front free endpaper and title pages, textblocks and plates are complete, some light spotting to plates, the books are in just good condition , full speckled calf with gilt titles on spines, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments Octavo, 21 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: Seller Inventory # 59628