A treatise on bowel Complaints


Editorial: Rochester, N.Y: for the Author, by E. Peck, 1823, Rochester, N.Y, 1823
Librería: Antiquarian Scientist, The (Southampton, MA, Estados Unidos de America)

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FIRST EDITION. 12 mo. Contemp. sheep. 216 pp. A bit worn; but, generally, a very good copy. Physician and citizen of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., is the way John G. Vought, author of this early Rochester medical book, identifies himself on the title. His lengthy dedications are several: to the medical subscribers, to the married ladies of the U.S.A. (a contemporary ownership signature on the title is of a Mary Taber), and to Thomas Mumford, Esq. of Cayuga (Vought's father-in-law). Vought thoroughly reviews the medical literature on bowel complaints and presents many specific cures. He reports his own experiments from 1771 on the common earth-worm to ascertain the anthelmintic virtues of a variety of substances (pp. 144-151). Pages 257-178 are recipes useful to families. A detailed advertisement for 'Dr. Vought's Chemical Anti-dysenteric Medicine', and two other remedies, along with a long list of the name and location (mainly N.Y.S. but including Penn., Baltimore, New Orleans, Virginia, Savannah, Ohio, N.J., etc.) of agents (druggists and booksellers) appear on pages 209 to 216. In 1829 Vought published a brief pamphlet announcing the availability of prescriptions at the New York Infirmary for Diseases of the Bowels removed to Masonic Hall, opposite the New York Hospital. Cordasco 20-0615. Blocker Coll., p.410. N° de ref. de la librería 000386

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Título: A treatise on bowel Complaints

Editorial: Rochester, N.Y: for the Author, by E. Peck, 1823, Rochester, N.Y

Año de publicación: 1823

Edición: First Edition

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The ANTIQUARIAN SCIENTIST (P.O. Box 448, Southampton, MA 01073 USA; antiqsci@comcast.net), established in 1976, specializes in rare books in science, medicine, and technology. In addition, we offer antique scientific instruments, and appraisals and collection development in these specialty areas. Thus far we have published forty-one illustrated and annotated catalogues. We also co-published the print journal "Rittenhouse" which is devoted to the history of the scientific instrument enterprise in America. We are members of SNEAB and numerous professional societies relating to books, instruments, and the history of science and medicine. It has always been our policy to provide to our clients professional quality services.

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