ARMSTRONG, John. Practical Illustrations of the Scarlet Fever, Measles, and Pulmonary Consumption; with Observations on the Efficacy of Sulphureous Waters in Chronic Complaints. Baldwin, Cradock and Joy. 1818.
8vo. Contemporary half brown calf, marbled boards, gilt rules to sides, gilt lettering and tools to spine; pp. x + 468; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, binding a little rubbed, very clean internally, very good.
Second edition. Armstrong (1784-1829) was an English physician noted for his work on infectious diseases, and had a post at the London Fever Institution at the time of writing this book which cemented his reputation. It is based on his own careful observations and his passionate advocacy of blood-letting as a treatment. The section on consumption is poignant, as it was this disease that killed him.