The effect of the nitrous vapour, in preventing and destroying contagion : ascertained, from a variety of trials, made chiefly by surgeons of His Majesty's Navy, in prisons, hospitals, and on board of ships : with an introduction respecting the nature of the contagion, which gives rise to the jail or hospital fever ; and the various methods formerly employed to prevent or destroy this / by James Carmichael Smyth, M.D. F.R.S. ; fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and physician extraordinary to His Majesty.

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Half-title: Of the nitrous fumigation


Philadelphia : Printed by Budd and Bartram, for Thomas Dobson, at the stone house, no 41, South Second Street, 1799.

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xiv, 3 unnumbered pages, 18-174 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 1 unnumbered folded leaf : tables ; 24 cm (8vo)

References note

Evans 36328
Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 1781
Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 422
ESTC (RLIN) W31813


Half-title: Of the nitrous fumigation
Dedicated to the Earl Spencer
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