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Medical topography of Brazil and Uruguay: with incidental remarks.
Lindsay and Blakiston, Philadelphia 1845 - First edition, 8vo, pp. 296; 4 lithographed plates, each with explanatory leaf ( not counted in pagination); original brown cloth with light wear to extremities and the covers a little scuffed, foxing throughout text, heaviest in the margins. Borba de Moraes, Bibliographis Brasiliana, p. 348, calls for an errata leaf at the end of the text that is not present here. Horner (1804-1892) was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy. In this work, based upon private and public journals kept during two cruises, Horner comments on such topics as sanitary and environmental conditions on ship, means of preventing illnesses in a crowd, influences of climate on disease, the physical characteristics of the native peoples he encountered, diseases prominent in Brazil and Uruguay, local methods of medical treatment, sanitary conditions of the countries, and cost of health care. He also comments on the quality of the local medical schools, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as the use of local flora in botanic medicine. Sabin 33035; Smith, American Travelers Abroad, H130; Cordasco 40- 0671. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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