An Account of the Sore Throat attended with Ulcers; A Disease which hath of late Years appeared in This City, and in Several Parts of the Nation.


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Place Published: London
Publisher: Davis
Date Published: 1748

Description: ii, iv, ii, 72pp., slim 8vo, plain wrs., sewn; (pages a bit browned). London: Printed for C. Davis, 1748. Second Edition. Scarce. Very good.

Comments: GM 5049, 5077: "First authoritative account of both diphtheria and scarlatinal angina, although the writer failed to differentiate between the two conditions." In 1747 and 1748 several epidemics of angina had occurred in London, which Fothergill describes together with an historical account of the disease in other countries. He then gives the first full account of the symptoms and treatement of diphtheria in this country, one of the great classic descriptions of a disease in English medicine. The first edition is now very rare, only 500 copies being printed, and this second edition appeared in the same year.

Edition: Second
Binding: paperback
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 124725

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By This Author: FOTHERGILL, John.
By This Publisher: Davis
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