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Observations on he Diseases of the Army. With Notes by Benjamin Rush.

Pringle, Sir John. (1707-82)-

Published by Anthony Finley. (Fry and Kammerer, Printers)., Philadelphia, PA., 1812
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411 pp. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf. Gilt ruling and gilt titling on spine. Tiny paper label "Phila,./1812" laid down at foot of spine.Red leather label with gilt lettering and decoration, laid down on spine. Austin 1566 (this edition, same as First American [1810], with new title page, same printer). G-M 2150 (1810 edition) "Pringle, founder of modern military medicine, was Physician-General of the British Army from 1744 to 1752. His books lay down the principles of military sanitation and the ventilation of barracks, gaols, hospital ships, etc. He did much to improve the lot of soldiers, and it was due to remarks in his book that foot-soldiers were given blankets when on service. The preface of the book includes an account of the origin of the Red Cross idea (the neutrality of military hospitals on the battlefield" (G-M 2150). Owner's signature on front free end paper Thos. L. R. Brown M.D. Possibly the same Thomas Brown in American Medical Biography (Steven W. Williams and James Thacher, Vol. 2, pp. 56-7), at Edinburgh University (1768) with Benjamin Rush Also signed Willie N. White on front pastedown and in gutter of p.11. (possibly Rev. Wllliam White[1748-1836], friend of Benjamin Rush and First Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania, Chaplain of the Continental Congress and, later of the Senate. Bookplate of Otto Oren Fisher on front pastedown. Anthony Finley (1790-1840) was an illustrious Philadelphia printer, known primarily for his publishing of maps. This appears to be the second American printing of Pringle's book, or the first, with a new printed title page, as Finley took over from Edward Earle, who continued to publish in Philadelphia. Both editions had the same printer. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813 was an illustrious physician and patriot, a signer of the Declaration of Independence,author of texts on medicine and the first American book on mental illness, Surgeon General during the American Revolution, first Treasurer of the US Mint (1797-1813). He taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and lectured widely. Minor defect of excess paste on p. ix. Closed tear on p. 410. Lacks most of a blank end paper at rear. Mild wear at hinges. Mild toning of text. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 11436

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Title: Observations on he Diseases of the Army. ...

Publisher: Anthony Finley. (Fry and Kammerer, Printers)., Philadelphia, PA.

Publication Date: 1812

Edition: Second American Edition..

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