1772. Item #83073
HULME, Nathaniel. A TREATISE ON THE PUERPERAL FEVER: wherein the Nature and the Cause of that Disease, so fatal to Lying-in Women, are represented in a New Point of View illustrated by Dissections; and a rational Method of Cure proposed, confirmed by Experience. London, T. Cadell, G. Robinson, and J. Almon, 1772. Octavo. viii,175pp. First edition. Published in German the same year, and reprinted in 1849. Folding frontispiece showing facade of the London Lying-in Hospital. Hulme (1732-1807) was first a naval physician, and wrote on scurvy. He received his MD at Edinburgh, then became Physician to London Lying-in and the General Dispensary, then to the Charterhouse. Early calf-backed boards, lightly worn at extremities. Spine calf dried; small losses to ends. Barely visible archival repairs to fp and hinges. (Walleriana 4984, German version, 1772).