PHTHISIOLOGIA: Or, A TREATISE Of CONSUMPTIONS. Wherein the Difference, Nature, Causes, Signs, and Cure of All Sorts of Consumptions are Explained. Containing Three Books, I. Of Original Consumptions from the Whole Habit of the Body. II. Of an Original Consumption of the Lungs. III. Of Syptomatical Consumptions, or Such as are the Effects of some Other Distempers. Illustrated by Particular Cases, and Observations Added to Every Book. With a Compleat Table of the Most Remarkable Things

Morton, Richard [bap. 1637 - 1698]

Published by Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, London, 1694
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[8], 360, [16] pp. Index of diseases at rear. Frontispiece portrait of Morton, engraved by R. White. 8vo: A^4 B - 2A^8 2B^4. 7-3/4" x 4-3/4" In 1670, after nomination by Prince William of Orange, Morton was created a Doctor of Medicine at Oxford, afterward establishing a practice in London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 9 years later, eventually becoming one of the physicians-in-ordinary to the King. This work, possibly inspired by William III's respiratory problems, was dedicated to William, and ?established his reputation at home and abroad for over a century?; ?during the reign of Queen Anne it was one of the text-books advised for reading by the apprentices of the Society of Apothecaries by private tutors in anatomy and pathology? Herein, Morton broke "with the very widespread prejudice against the use of anatomical dissection as a means of improving medical knowledge. As a result he was ?the first to describe the characteristic enlargement of the thoracic glands, in particular the tracheo-bronchial and broncho-pulmonary groups that were later to be shown to be of great significance in the pathogenesis of the disease?" (ODNB, also Trail, as quoted by ODNB). Per G&M, "Chap. I included the first account of anorexia nervosa." Binding - Fine. Text block - Paper browned. Period [1714] signature of Ebenezer Prout to front paste-down. Very Good. Modern full brown calf binding with red leather title label to spine & boards stamped in blind. Period eps retained 1st Edition in English (Wing M-2830; G&M 4th, 3216, for the 1st Edition [in Latin]). Bookseller Inventory # 33788

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Publisher: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, London

Publication Date: 1694

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