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Cullen, William
LECTURES ON THE MATERIA MEDICA...NOW PUBLISHED BY PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR, AND WITH MANY CORRECTIONS FROM THE COLLATION OF DIFFERENT MANUSCRIPTS BY THE EDITORS
America...Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1775. viii,512pp. Quarto. Modern half dark brown calf and marbled boards, spine tooled and ruled in gilt, gilt leather label. A few small chips in foredge of titlepage, and with contemporary ink signature of English surgeon John B.B. Middleton on the titlepage. Moderate foxing and toning. Very good. First American printing of this popular and influential treatise on therapeutic treatments, with the ownership signature of English doctor John B.B. Middleton on the titlepage. Dr. Middleton was identified as "the late surgeon to the general hospital of the island of St. Kitts" in his obituary in THE GENTLEMEN'S MAGAZINE in 1791. Cullen's work is an encyclopedic examination of natural materials, their traits and qualities, and their potential curative properties for various diseases and infirmities. William Cullen (1710-90), a physician, surgeon, and professor at the University of Edinburgh, was one of the most notable physicians of his time. "His careful preparation, his graphic descriptions of disease, and his candour, simplicity of thought, and comprehensiveness of view, soon made his clinical lectures renowned, especially as he delivered them in English instead of Latin. He lectured largely on diseases of the most common types as being most useful to students. His prescriptions were markedly simple, and he experimentally used and introduced many new drugs of great value, such as cream of tartar, henbane, James's powder, and tartar emetic" - DNB. An unauthorized edition of this work was first printed in London in 1771, followed by a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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