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An inaugeral dissertation on the disease termed Petechial, or Spotted Fever

STRONG, Nathan, Jr.

Published by Peter B. Gleason, Hartford, 1810
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Unbound as issued, stitched; uncut, wide margins, occasional light browning, title and final leaves slightly heavier. First edition of the first treatise published exclusively on what is now known as cerebrospinal meningitis. As Strong explains in his introduction, the deadly disease named for the red spots commonly exhibited on the body had first appeared in the United States four years earlier in Massachusetts. Yet despite having been around several years, little more than a few newspaper articles on the subject had been published in the country when the author presented his study to the Connecticut Medical Society. Though it was first described by Volcher Coiter in 1573, very little was known about the disease. The name itself was misleading, as spots were not exhibited in every case, and it later became known as cerebrospinal fever until the meningococcus bacteria was determined to be the cause by Anton Weichselbaum (1845-1920) in 1887. The work provides a brief time-line of the progress of the disease, outlines the effects of the disease on the functions of the body, and then proposes a number of causes of the illness. It also discusses several treatments of symptoms, suggesting remedies including camphor, opium, and muriate of mercury (a combination of mercury and muriatic acid). He also includes several cases studies of the disease: three milder cases in which the patient survived and two fatal.Nathan Strong (1781-1837) began his career in theology, earning an A. M. from both Yale and Williams. He studied under prominent Connecticut physician Mason Fitch Cogswell, and he was an active member of the Connecticut Medical Society until he resigned in 1821. Bookseller Inventory # 14193

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Title: An inaugeral dissertation on the disease ...

Publisher: Peter B. Gleason, Hartford

Publication Date: 1810


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