Annals of Influenza; or Epidemic Catarrhal Fever in Great Britain from 1510 to 1837. Prepared and edited by …
by THOMPSON, Theophilus (1807-1860).
London:: Sydenham Society, 1852., 1852. 8vo. xvi, 406,  (ads) pp. Tables, index. Original green blind- and gilt-stamped cloth, top edge gilt; spine repaired, cloth partially rebacked with kozo. Occasional foxing. Ex-library lending label mounted on front paper: Norwich and Norfolk United Medical Book Society, with rubber-stamps (incl. title). Good. A history of influenza in Great Britain, including the writings of various authors concerning different epidemics in Great Britain during the 16th-19th centuries. Hope-Simpson states that Thompson "performed an invaluable service" in compiling this anthology of influenza. The author reasoned that this epidemic performed differently than others, including smallpox, typhus, cholera, sweating-sickness, etc. He considers diet, climatic factors, hygienic condition, societal policy or public health angles, and geography. Garrison and Morton 5489. See: R.E. Hope-Simpson, The Transmission of Epidemic Influenza.
(Inventory #: MRM1357)
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