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1778 Medical advice  

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Domestic Medicine; or, The Family Physician: Being an Attempt to Render the Medical Art More Generally Useful, by Shewing People What is in Their Own Power Both with Respect to the Prevention and Cure of Diseases. . .

Buchan, William


Printed by John Trumbull for Robert Hodge



12mo, original leather with five raised bands on the spine. 

As described in Heirs of Hippocrates 625, "Buchan first published Domestic medicine at Edinburgh in 1769. It had an enormous circulation, no fewer than nineteen editions being published during the author's lifetime. . . . Buchan gives simple and easily followed advice in this book and deals at considerable length with various matters that may affect the health, such as diet, ventilation, sleep, cleanliness, and infection. The greater part of the treatise is taken up with a description of the causes, management, and treatment of diseases, such as fevers, pneumonia, smallpox, whooping cough, and colic. His remarks . . . give valuable insight into the relationship between social conditions and disease in the eighteenth century." See also Guerra a-621.

Donated by Kurt A. Sanftleben, Montclair, VA.

Lot Amendments

Minor wear, mostly at spine ends; sound binding, slightly sprung; intact hinges; pages clean and toned with some foxing; wear to both free endpapers; owner's name on rear endpaper.

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