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Rush, Dr. Benjamin
Medical inquiries and observations
Philadelphia: Prichard & Hall, 1789. Full title: "An Inquiry into the Natural History of Medicine Among the Indians of North America and a Comparative view of their diseases and remedies, with those of civilized nations." 8vo, contemporary leather. 206 pp. #####Pennsylvania physician Benjamin Rush was a friend of Benjamin Franklin and one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence. He was also one of the most influential figures in the first century American medicine. This is the first of four volumes of his clinical observations published between 1789 and 1793. It includes an account of the habits, diseases and remedies of the Indians of North American, and a description of the climate of Pennsylvania and its influence upon the human body. #####Condition: Fair: Covers are heavily rubbed, soiled with lower 1" of spine chipped away. Interior: a tightly bound copy -- end papers tanned, front hinge cracked but intact, edges darkened, moderate foxing throughout; front end paper reinforced at spine -- a repair made long-long ago. Inked signature of Dr Joseph North on fep, and his wife Ethel on rear end paper.
Bookseller: Armadillo & Dicker Books & Ephemera [United States]
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