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An authentic narrative of the success of tarwater, in curing a great number and variety of distempers : with remarks / by Thomas Prior, Esq; carefully abridged ; to which are subjoined, two letters from the author of Siris [i.e. George Berkeley] : shewing the medicinal properties of tarwater, and the best manner of preparing it.
- Prior, Thomas, 1681-1751.
- MDCCXCIII 
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Credit: An authentic narrative of the success of tarwater, in curing a great number and variety of distempers : with remarks / by Thomas Prior, Esq; carefully abridged ; to which are subjoined, two letters from the author of Siris [i.e. George Berkeley] : shewing the medicinal properties of tarwater, and the best manner of preparing it. Public Domain Mark
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Authentic narrative of the success of tar-water
Reprinted at Providence : By J. Carter, MDCCXCIII 
75 pages, 5 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm (8vo)
Also issued with imprint: London, Printed. Providence, Re-printed by J. Carter, 1793. Cf. Alden 1319
Earlier editions were published in Dublin in 1746 and reprinted at London in May of the same year. There was a "carefully abridg'd" London edition, unauthorized, in November, 1746. An American edition, also "carefully abridged," was reprinted in 1749 at Boston from a London edition of 1746. Cf. Evans 6409
The abridged edition includes the 333 numbered paragraphs of the 1746 London reprint, with some alterations in text. Three cases, dated Oct. 1793 (p. 74-75) of "persons in the State of Rhode-Island having received great benefit from the medical virtues of tarwater," were added by "the editor of the present edition."
Appendix, pp. [76-78], contains extracts from tracts by Stephen Hales and Andrew Reid
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-K⁴
Film 633 reel 76 is part of Research Publications Early American Medical Imprints collection (RP reel 76, no. 1570).
Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 1570
Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 1320
Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 364
ESTC (RLIN) W11726
Microfilm. [Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1959. 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm
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