Medical Advice to the Consumptive and Asthmatic People of England;

Stern (Philip)

Medical Advice to the Consumptive and Asthmatic People of England;

wherein the present method of treating disorders of the lungs is shewn to be futile and fundamentally wrong, and A New and Easy method of cure.

Description: half-title a trifle dusty, full-page engraved plate of asthma inhaler, last leaf starting (but holding), plate slightly toned, small round stamp of Selbourne Library to lower blank margin of p.31, pp. [2], 38 + 1 full-page engraved plate, 8vo, disbound, traces of old leather to spine.

Publication Details: Printed for J. Almon, 1767

Notes: A very good copy of the second edition, published shortly after the first, of this important pamphlet giving medical advice to people suffering from asthma or consumption. Much reprinted, it was very popular, and, for this reason, is scarce in all editions; the earliest have survived in less than half a dozen copies each. The physician Philip Stern, about whom little is known, was among the earliest to support the use of inhaling smoke through a patent inhaler, as a therapy for asthma or consumption. 'These devices allowed effective delivery of hot vapours from menthol, camphor, eucalyptus, an...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1767

Stock Number: 59330

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