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. [6]viii,175[1]pp. 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).

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