Commentaries on the history and cure of diseases

HEBERDEN, William. Commentaries on the history and cure of diseases.

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HEBERDEN, William. Commentaries on the history and cure of diseases. T.Payne 1802.

8vo. Later half brown calf, marbled boards, spine with gilt rules and brown morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. [vi] + 483 + {3}; front board sometime rehinged, a little chipping to head and foot of spine, very good.
First English edition, published in the same year as first Latin edition. Scarce. These commentaries were drawn from the notes Heberden (1710-1801) made at the bedsides of his patients, and include the papers on rheumatism, abdominal purpura, angina and chicken pox that represent his most important discoveries. Heberden was one of the foremost British physicians of his time; also a classical scholar, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society and instituted the Medical Transactions of the Royal College of Physicians. According to Samuel Johnson he was the "last of our learned physicians". This book was compiled after his death by his son William Heberden the Younger, who probably also provided the English translation and weas himself a notable doctor, attending to George III in his final illness.
Garrison-Morton 2207.

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