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1 BRAIDWOOD, Peter Murray (1842-1905). De La Pyohemie ou Fievre Suppurative. Traduction par Edw. Alling … revue par l’auteur.
Paris: J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1870. 
8vo. viii, 300 pp. Half-title, 11 of 12 lithographic plates including 8 chromolithographs; missing pl. VI. Early quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt spine, raised bands; rubbed. Scarce. Translated from the English, On pyaemia, or suppurative fever, issued in 1868. Peter Murray Braidwood (1842-1905), earned his medical degree in Edinburgh in 1863 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1880. 
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2 PHILIP, A. P. Wilson (1770-1847). A Treatise on Febrile Diseases, Including the Various Species of Fever, and All Diseases Attended with Fever. With notes and additions by Nathan Smith.
Hartford, CT: Cook & Hale, 1816. 
Second American, from the third London edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. xv, [1 blank], 387, [1]. xxvii, [1]; viii, 453, [1], [ads 2] pp. All edges speckled; lacking frontis. plate (Vol. II), off-setting to pastedowns and edges of first and last few pages both volumes, light off-setting throughout text (not affecting legibility). Original full tree calf, gilt-stamped spine and brown leather spine labels. Very good copy in a wonderful binding. A detailed compendium of material on all kinds of “fevers.” Some of the named contents includes: military fever (Mozart was deemed to have died of this), small-pox, inoculation, chicken-pox, measles, scarlet fever, the plague, urticarial (hives), phlegmasiae (milk leg or part of a spectrum of diseases related to deep vein thrombosis), erysipelas (also known as “Ignis sacer”, “holy fire,” and “St. Anthony’s fire”), phrenitis (inflammation of the brain), ophthalmia, odontalgia, cynanche (severe sore throat), phneumonia, gastritis, hepatitis, rheumatism, gout, catarrh, dysentery, etc. Alexander Philip Wilson Philip was a Scottish doctor who “made a reputation as a physiologist by his original experiments and investigations; and as a practitioner was much sought after by sufferers with indigestion…. In 1842 or 1843 Dr. Wilson Philip suddenly disappeared from London…. His investments were said to have been injudicious, and the scheme in which he had placed all his accumulations, and they were large, fell to the ground, and he had to fly the country to escape a prison” (Munk, p. 227). The Wellcome Library copy includes a color frontispiece not found within this set. However, apparently many copies of this set were not issued with the plate and few booksellers give reference to the plate being present (only one noted). Garrison & Morton 5022 refers to Nathan Smith’s work on typhus fever (1824); the present book contains his notes and additions on fevers. Austin 1543; Munk, William. The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London. 3: 1801-1825. London: London College, 1878. 
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3 SENAC, Jean. A Treatise on the Hidden Nature, and the Treatment of Intermitting and Remitting Fevers; Illustrated by Various Experiments and Observations; in Two Books; by Jean Senac, M.D. Translated from the Latin, with Notes, by Charles Caldwell, M.D. And A Recommendatory Preface, by Benjamin Rush, M.D.
Philadelphia: Kimber, Conrad, 1805. 
8vo. [xvi], 299, [ads 1] pp. Original full calf, gilt-stamped spine and red leather spine label; rubbed, upper joint split. Early ownership signature. Good. FIRST EDITION of Senac’s work on fevers, “one of the classics in this department of medicine” (Bartlett, p. 436). Senac “practiced in Paris during the reign of Louis XV, when periodical fevers were more common than at present. His treatise is systematic and elaborate; his description of the mixed, irregular, and masked forms of the disease is particularly full and valuable. He speaks of the bark as a divine discovery. The Treatise has a good deal of useless rationalism; but its practical portion is excellent, and it is, on the whole, a capital old book” (Bartlett, p. 436). Bartlett, Elisha. The History, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Fevers of the United States. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1856. First Edition. 
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