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Medical histories and reflections.

Ferriar, John, 1761-1815.
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Philadelphia : Published by Thomas Dobson, William Fry, printer, 1816.

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4 volumes in 1 (466 pages) : 23 cm


1st American ed. ..


Includes "Preface to the first edition of the first volume," published in Warrington, Eng. in 1792. Vols. 2 and 3 appeared in 1795 and 1798 in Manchester. The Philadelphia ed. is apparently based on the altered and enlarged 2d London ed. of 1810-13 in 4 v
"An essay on the medical properties of the Digitalis purpurea, or foxglove" (p. [253]-289) with appendix, was separately published (London, 1799) Vol. 3 includes "Account of the establishment of fever-wards in Manchester." Contents of theappendix (v. 3) are the same as those of the 1792-98 ed. Vol. 4 contains "Observations on the treatment of dropsy" and "Of diabetes."
Film 633 reel 43 is part of Research Publications Early American Medical Imprints collection (RP reel 43, no. 767).

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Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 767

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Microfilm. [Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1960. 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm



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