An Essay on Fevers


An Essay on Fevers

"And their Various Kinds


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Title continues: "And their Various Kinds, As depending on Different Constitutions of the Blood: with Dissertations on Slow Nervous Fevers; on Putrid, Pestilential, Spotted Fevers; on the Small-Pox; and on Pleurisies and Peripneumonies." John Huxham (1692-1768) was best known for this study of fevers, translated into Latin, French, and Italian. He discusses the conditions under which fever appears, different types of fever, and remedies he thought would cure them. This book records the first use of the word Influenza by an English physician (p. 20). Establishing himself in Plymouth early in his medical career, he built up an enviable practice and achieved great fame. G+M 2201.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: S. Austen
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1750
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xvi, 288 p. 20 cm. Full leather. Respined. Some wear, especially corners. Ink signature on title page. Moderate foxing.

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