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HUXHAM John, Observationes de Aere et Morbis Epidemicis, Ab Anno MDCCXXVIII ad Finem Anni MDCCXXXVII, Plymuthi factae His Accedit Opusculum De Morbo Colico Damnoniensi Editio Secunda AND Observationum

HUXHAM (John): Observationes de Aere et Morbis Epidemicis, Ab Anno MDCCXXVIII ad Finem Anni MDCCXXXVII, Plymuthi factae. His Accedit Opusculum De Morbo Colico Damnoniensi. Editio Secunda. [AND]: Observationum de Aere et Morbis Epidemicis Volumen alterum; Ab Anni nimirum Initio 1738 ad Exitum usque 1748. , Londini: Impensis Joannis Hinton..., 1752.

FIRST EDITION of volume 2. 2 volumes. 8vo, 205 x 123 mms., pp. [iv], xxx, 161 [162 blank], 38 [39 - 42 Index]; xix [xx Errata], 208, one engraved plate in first volume, contemporary calf, rebacked, red leather labels; tear in fore-margin of F4 slightly affecting text, edges browned, corners worn. John Huxham (1692 - 1768) gained his M. D. at Rheims in 1717; he returned to Devon, where he had been born, but later moved to Plymouth. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1739 but achieved medical fame in 1750 with his Essay on Fevers and their Various Kinds. Although there was some dubious scandal attached to Huxham in his early years in Plymouth, the Leipzig scholar and physician, G. D. Reidel, said of him in 1764, "who has so much as hailed our art from the threshold, who has yet never heard the great name of HUXHAM?" The Victorian biographer of English physicians, William Munk, in a modified version of earlier assessment of Huxham, concluded that Huxham "by a life of unimpeachable correctness...obtained universal respect." (Book ref. 6983 )  £ 250.00

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