4 p.l., 274 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled boards (rebacked), orig. red morocco label laid-down. Bristol: Biggs & Cottle, 1799. First edition. After the foundation of the "Pneumatic Institute" Beddoes sought to inform the public about diseases, especially pulmonary consumption, and how to prevent them. Beddoes understood that there was little hope for a cure if diseases were left unattended. In this book, he has compiled data on the incidence of consumption among various occupations and in several countries. This work reflects Beddoes' lifelong ambition to improve general welfare through education. Fine copy. Stamp of Aberdeen Medical Surgical Society. ❧ Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 218. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5306)
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