1809. Item #79362
HOOPER, Robert. THE PHYSICIAN'S VADE-MECUM : Containing the Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Diseases. Accompanied by a Select Collection of Formulae, and a Glossary of Terms. From the London Copy. This Philadelphia Edition is improved by a translation of all the Latin prescriptions, and is enlarged by an alphabetical list of all medicines now in use, with their names in both Latin and English : And by other valuable addenda. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys, 1809. 347 pp. 12mo. Contemporary leather binding is worn and scuffed overall, with some chipping at heel and crown. One board is detached; the other is nearly detached. Contemporary pencil and (some) ink notes intermittently throughout, including a couple of formulae. Paper quality is mostly good except for a couple of gatherings of inferior paper. Housed in a utilitarian grey cloth clamshell box with a leather spine label. Robert Hooper (1773-1835) was a successful London physician whose writings included works on botany, anatomy and epidemiology. This title was first published in London in 1809; American editions were printed the same year in Philadelphia and Albany, NY. (Austin 942; Shaw & Shoemaker 17774).