Synopsis and Nosology, Being an Arrangement and Definition of Diseases
by Cullen, William
Hartford, CT: Printed by Nathaniel Patten, 1792 First English language edition, variant state with three-line imprint. Contemporary full speckled tan sheep, with five bands stamped to the spine in gilt, a contrasting red title label, lettered in gilt, board edges decorated in gilt, printed on laid paper. Very good, sturdy spine but with cords visible inside the covers, rubbing to the edges and spine compartments, spine head with small burn mark, some light toning and scattered marginalia to the pages, a hint of spotting to the fore edge and a few pages, otherwise clean interior. Overall, an attractive copy of this early American imprint of an important medical work. First published in Latin in 1783, Synopsis and Nosology is a "history or description of diseases, arranged in systematic order" by esteemed Scottish physician and professor William Cullen. Specifically, this text outlines Cullen's influential classification of diseases, which he based on observable symptoms of disease that are useful for purposes of diagnosis. Notably, Cullen arranged diseases into four major divisions: pyrexiae (febrile diseases), neuroses (nervous diseases), cachexiae (diseases related to poor bodily habits), and locales (local diseases).. Hard Cover. Very Good. (Inventory #: WMC001)
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