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1 SWEETSER, William (1797-1875). A Treatise on Consumption; Embracing an Inquiry into the Influence Exerted Upon it by Journeys, Voyages and Change of Climate. With Directions for the Consumptive Visiting the South of Europe, and Remarks Upon its Climate.
Boston: T. H. Carter, 1836. 1836 
4to. vii, (9)-254 pp. Lightly foxed. Isn't this "Original quarter blue cloth, marbled paper over boards, gilt-stamped leather spine label; some wear, corners showing." Manuscript ownership label of Dr. Harry A. Brown. Very good. Sweetser, born in Boston, earned his medical degree at Harvard in 1818 and practiced in Boston, Burlington, Vermont, and New York city. He was also associated with Bowdoin and Jefferson Medical College and was professor at the University of Vermont. –Dictionary of American Medical Biography, 1928, p. 1182. "…Dr. Sweetser published 'Dissertation on the Functions of the Extreme Capillary Vessels in Health and Disease,' to which were awarded the Boylston premiums for 1820-1823 (Boston 1823); 'Dissertation on Intemperance,' to which was awarded a premium by the Massachusetts medical society (1829); 'Treatise on Consumption' (1823-6); 'Treatise on Digestion and its Disorders' (1837); 'Mental Hygiene' (New York, 1843; London, 1844); and 'Human Life' (1867)." -Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske, Volume 6, pp.8-9. This book is reviewed in The American Monthly Magazine, 1836, Volume 2, pp. 594-6. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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