Observations on the Oriental Plague and on Quarantines, as a Means of Arresting Its Progress, Addressed to the British Association of Science, Assembled at Newcastle, in August, 1838.

BOWRING, John, Sir (1792-1872).

Published by William Tait, 1838., Edinburgh:, 1838
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8vo. [4], 45 pp. Disbound. Half-inch trimmed from title-page upper margin (not affecting text). Very good. First printing. Bowring was an English political economist, traveler, writer, polyglot, collector of coleoptera, and, in 1854, the 4th Governor of Hong Kong. "When at Akka, I heard of a case of plague, and was convinced, as I endeavoured to show in a paper on Oriental Plague and Quarantine, which I read at a meeting of the British Association, that plague cannot be communicated beyong the infected regions, and only in certain atmospheric conditions. I showed that, when the plague broke out among the Egyptian troops, and they were sent to the desrt, its ravages were immediately stopped, that Clot Bey had dissected more than a hundred plague patients, and that Dr. Hepites had inoculated himself with the pus, neither having caught the disease; that the quarantines, which confined sufferers to a particular locality, had immensely increased the mortality, while the dispersion of the infected had always diminished itâ¦" â" (Bowring, 1877). Locations: Aberdeen, Bishopsgate Library, British Library, Cambridge, Chetham's Library, Exeter, Glasgow, London Library, Manchester, National Library of Scotland, Newcastle, Oxford , Reading (Special collections), Welcome. See: Joyce A. Youings, Sir John Bowring 1792-1872: aspects of his life and career, Devonshire Association, 1993; Bowring, Autobiographical Recollections of Sir John Bowring, 1877. Bookseller Inventory # M12987

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