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The works of the late William Stark : consisting of clinical and anatomical observations, with experiments, dietetical and statical / revised and published from his original mss. by James Carmichael Smyth.

  • Stark, William, 1740-1770
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London : Printed for J. Johnson, 1788.

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2 unnumbered pages, xxxi, 1 unnumbered page, 190 pages, 10 unnumbered pages, 3 folded leaves of plates : illustrations (engravings) ; 28 cm (4to)


Collation includes preliminary blank leaf
Index: [4] p. following p. 190
Editor's Preface includes biographic information on author
'An account of Dr. Stark's last illness and death, by Sir J. Pringle, or Dr. Saunders, most probably the former.'--p. 183-190. It includes 'Here follows Mr. Hewson's account of the illness and inspection of the body ...' and 'Mr. Hunter gave the physician the following account of the appearance some days afterwards, from his memory.'
The author died, almost certainly of scurvy, as a result of his experiments on his own diet.--On the author and this work, see Drummon, J.C. 'William Stark, M.D.' Lancet, 1935 (ii), p. 459-462
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Christie's via Phelps Note: Half title and final leaf wanting. Publisher's advertisements: 4 p. at end. Binding: Modern calf. Inscription on t.p. verso: "From the editor". MS inscription on t.p.: "Ex libris Soc. Reg. Medicae Edin:ensis." Bookplate of John Yudkin (1910-1995)

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NLM (18th cent.) p. 431.
ESTC N26101


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