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William Hillary
AN INQUIRY INTO THE MEANS OF IMPROVING MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE, By Examining All of those Methods which have Hindered, or Increased its Improvement in all past Ages. To which is added, An Explanation of the Motion and Action of Fire, in and Upon the Human Body, both in Continuing Life, and in Producing and Curing Diseases.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1761. Leather_bound. Very Good. Modern black leather octavo, gilt date at spine base, red leather spine label laid down from previous binding. [title leaf], [i]-xvi, [1]-295, 298-461, Index [11] pp. Lower corner of title has repair on verso. Library rubber stamps to several pages. Otherwise very good. ESTC N3590. Uncommon. Hillary, an able pupil of Boerhaave, was a physician in Barbados and London and specialist in tropical diseases. "Of particular interest to the medical historian...an eighteenth century hstory of medicine...that illustrates the very extensive knowledge and wide reading of the writer." -- C. C. Booth * 004908
Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA) [Winnetka, IL, U.S.A.]
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