AN ACCOUNT OF THE WEATHER AND DISEASES OF SOUTH-CAROLINA
by Chalmers, Lionel
London, 1776. Two volumes, bound in one. viii,222; iv,224pp. plus two folding charts. Antique-style full calf, spine gilt, morocco label. Institutional stamps on titlepage and four pages of text. Minor toning. Very good. Chalmers, a Scottish emigrant and physician, studied the weather in South Carolina for ten years, beginning in 1750. His account of observations includes the impact of seasons on health, the effects of various illnesses and disorders, and hypotheses for treatment and prevention. An interesting text on early medical science in America. HOWES C267, "b." SABIN 11772.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50960A)
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