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Alpine notes & the climbing foot / by George Wherry.

  • Wherry, George, 1852-1928.
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Canbridge : Macmillan & Bowes, 1896.

Physical description

xvi, 174 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm


Includes index
Includes a chapter on "The climbing foot" (p.119-144) illustrating the flexibility of a baby's foot and how it compares to those of the experienced mountain guides. Some mention is made of accidents and frostbite
Edward Jenner's account of his personal experience of frostbite in 1786 is quoted on p.148-150. Titled "A country doctor's ride", it is taken from The Lancet of January 1896.
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Thomas Thorp


  • English

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