The Uses and Abuses of Air: Showing its Influence in Sustaining Life and Producing Disease; with Remarks on the Ventilation of Houses and the best methods of securing a pure and wholesome atmosphere inside of dwellings... Illustrated with engraved figures and many plates, ten of which are in color.

New York: Redfield, 1850. hardcover. 252pp. + ads. 12mo, original cloth; (spine rebacked in modern cloth, last blank leaf lacking top half). N.Y.: J.S. Redfield, 1850. Good. good.

Written in connection with Griscom's pioneering work in the field of public health. A City Inspector for the New York Board of Health, Griscom was one of the first men to become interested in the concept of preventable disease and labored to make known the connections that exist between various diseases and improper living conditions, especially slum and tenement conditions.

Price: $75.00

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