1809. Item #79812
WILSON, A. Philips. A TREATISE ON FEBRILE DISEASES, INCLUDING INTERMITTING, REMITTING, AND CONTINUED FEVERS; ERUPTIVE FEVERS; INFLAMMATIONS; HEMORRHAGIES; AND THE PROFLUVIA...TWO VOLUMES. Hartford: Oliver D. Cooke, 1809. First American edition from the second English edition. 501/615 pp. Full mottled calf with gilt red leather spine labels. Volume I front joint starting, top of spine slightly scraped. Volume II spine label mostly chipped away, heel chipped, binding thread semi-unravelled; front joint starting. Moderate to light foxing to interiors and plate. A good set overall. Five volumes combined into two. Wilson pioneered the use of the microscope in the study of these diseases. With early treatises on narcotics and other stimulants: "...In which an attempt is made to present, at one view, whatever, in the present state of medicine, it is requisite for the Physician to know, respecting the symptoms, causes, and cure of those diseases; with experimental essays, on certain febrile symptoms, on the nature of inflammation, and on the manner in which opium and tobacco act on the living body."