An Account of the Malignant Fever, Lately Prevalent in the City of New York.
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Hurtin and M'Farlane
Date Published: 1799
Description: Containing: I. A Narrative of its Rise, Progress and Decline, with the Opinions of some Medical Gentlemen, with respect to its Origin, &c. II. The Manner in which the Poor were relieved during this awful Calamity. III. A List of the Donations, which have been presented to the Committee for the Relief of the Sick and Indigent. IV. A List of the Names of the Dead, arranged in alphabetical Order, with their Professions or Occupations, and as far as was practicable to obtain Information, the Names of the Countries of which they were Natives. V. A Comparable View of the Fever of the Year 1798, with that of the Year 1795. 139pp. + 9pp. of tables. Thin 8vo, original wrappers, uncut; (wrappers worn, foxing to text). New York: Hurtin and M'Farlane, 1799. Very good.
Comments: First Edition of Austin 877. New York City suffered severely during the yellow fever epidemic of 1798. There were over 2000 fatal cases in a population of 20,000. Hardie (c. 1750-1832), the author of this interesting report, was in the employ of the New York Board of Health. Among the medical authorities quoted by him are Samuel L. Mitchell and Philip Syng Physick. Evans 35586.Edition: First Edition
Condition: very good
Book ID: 151208