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Medical reports, on the effects of water, cold and warm, as a remedy in fever, and febrile diseases; whether applied to the surface of the body, or used as a drink: with observations on the nature of fever; and on the effects of opium, alcohol, and inanition / by James Currie.

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1797
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Publication/Creation

Liverpool : printed by J. M'Creery, for Cadell and Davies, London, 1797.

Physical description

x, vii, 1 unnumbered page, 252, 45 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 8o

Notes

Refr: G&M 1988; Norman 547; Emias 1144 Bndg: (R21247) Bound with - Fothergill, On spirituous liquors Prov: (R21247) Inscribed 'For Mr Bell with the author's kind respects' Note: Currie left Scotland in 1771 and spent five years in America before returning to study medicine at Edinburgh and Glasgow. A Fellow of the College, he became a prominent physician in Liverpool where he published the above work. One of the first physicians in Britain to use cold water packs in the treatment of fever, Currie also made some original observations on the clinical use of the thermometer. He is also remembered as the first editor and biographer of the poet Robert Burns

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This material has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The original may be consulted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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