Observations on the diseases of the army. with notes, by Benjamin Rush


Editorial: Philadelphia: Earle, 1810, Philadelphia, 1810
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Título: Observations on the diseases of the army. ...

Editorial: Philadelphia: Earle, 1810, Philadelphia

Año de publicación: 1810

Edición: First American Edition


FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. tree sheep. xlvii, 411 pp. A text woodcut. Some usual browning and spotty foxing; but a crisp, very good copy. G-M 2150 (first ed., 1752). This famous book, the foundation of modern military medicine, by Sir John Pringle (1707-82) was first published at London in 1752. "Pringle. served as Physician-General of the British Army from 1744 to 1752 and was also president of the Royal Society. In this book he outlined the basic principles of military sanitation and stressed the proper ventilation of military quarters regardless of their location. The preface of the book contains a brief account of the concept of neutrality for military hospitals on the field of battle. .In an appendix to the book, Pringle includes a paper on septic and aseptic substances in which he recognizes the value of antisepsis and describes the effect of various chemicals in checking putrefaciton." (Heirs of Hippocrates 879 - orig. edition). The illustrious Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) of Philadelphia was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Surgeon General during the Revolutionary War, on the medical faculty of the Univ. of Pennsylvania after its creation in 1791, and a treasurer of the U.S. Mint from 1797 until his death. The original edition of Pringle is cited as: G-M 2150, Grolier/Medicine 100, no. 73B, and H.F. Norman Lib. Cat. 1755. Austin 1565. Rush Biblio. 1810-4 (also noting editions at Baltimore, Boston, & Petersburg, Va. in 1810). Cushing P399. Reynolds 3413. Blocker Coll., p.322. N° de ref. de la librería 000340

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