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Good. xiv, 633 p. 23 cm. Blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. Some wear, corners bumped, tears at head and tail of spine. Hinges loosening but intact. Bookplate on front pastedown and signature of former owner on opposite page. Some page yellowing. Minor pencil notations throughout. Small dark stain on lower edge of text block. Thomas Clifford Allbutt, English physician, was the inventor of the modern clinical thermometer and known for the improved treatment of arterial diseases. Also a great medical historian, Allbutt helped bring about the evolution of modern medicine by studying medical history. In this volume, Allbutt not only examines ancient medicine, but appraises medical practice in the 1800s and theorizes on medicine's future. Specific topics include: primitive Roman medicine; origins of Greek physiology; Alexandrian medicine; settlement of Greek physicians in Rome; pneumatism; Galen; pulse doctrines; doctrines of generation; hygiene and therapeutics; infections; pharmacy and toxicology; Byzantine medicine; public medical service and the growth of hospitals; a chair of medicine in the 15th century; the rise of the experimental method at Oxford; medicine in the 1800s and in the 20th century; Palissy, Bacon, and the revival of natural science. Indexed. One page of advertisements at rear.
Collectible; Very Good. 1st edition, 1921. "The Fitzpatrick Lectures on the History of Medicine Delivered at the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1909-1910---With Other Historical Essays". A crisp, tight, VG copy. Light scuffing along the back panel, otherwise very clean. Thick ocatvo, 633 pgs. Internally immaculate as well, with no foxing or writing or markings of any kind.
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