A TREATISE ON THE AUTUMNAL ENDEMIAL EPIDEMICK OF TROPICAL CLIMATES, VULGARLY CALLED THE YELLOW FEVER; CONTAINING ITS ORIGIN, HISTORY, NATURE AND CURE; TOGETHER WITH A FEW REFLECTIONS ON THE PROXIMATE CAUSE OF DISEASES
by Davidge, John B.: [Rush, Benjamin]
Baltimore: W. Pechin, 1798. 65,pp. Antique-style quarter calf and boards, spine gilt with leather label. Expertly washed. Light soiling and wear, heavier to first few leaves. Contemporary ownership inscription of Carlisle, Pa. physician George D. Foulke on titlepage; later ownership ink stamps on titlepage and final leaf. Very good. A rare work on yellow fever, the epidemic scourge of the Mid-Atlantic states in the colonial and Federal periods. Austin notes that the appendix was added after the treatise was already at the press, and that it "contains the letter addressed to Governor Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania by the physicians of Philadelphia in reply to his request of Nov. 6, 1797 for information on yellow fever. Signed by Benjamin Rush and twelve others, it was also published in 1798 by the Academy of Medicine of Philadelphia under title: PROOFS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE YELLOW FEVER IN PHILADELPHIA & KENSINGTON, IN THE YEAR 1797." John B. Davidge (1768-1829) was a Maryland native who studied medicine in Scotland. He returned and set up practice in Baltimore, where he also began lecturing to students. This led to the foundation of the College of Medicine of Maryland - now the University of Maryland School of Medicine - of which Davidge was the first dean. Constructed in 1812, Davidge Hall was named for him and remains the oldest medical school building in continuous use in this country. We locate just five copies of this work - at Duke, Houston Academy of Medicine, the Library Company, National Library of Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania. Rare. EVANS 33603. ESTC W31651. AUSTIN 626. MINICK 426.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51705)
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