Buchan's Domestic Medicine
Buchan's Domestic Medicine


Buchan's Domestic Medicine

[BUCHAN, Dr. William]

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Title continues: "Or, A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimen and Simple Medicines; Containing Observations on Vaccine Inoculation, with Instructions for Performing the Operation, Published by the authority of the Royal Jennerian Society; An Essay Enabling Ruptured Persons to Manage themselves, and an Engraving of Cole's Self-Adjusting Trusses; Copious Instructions for those afflected with Syphilitic Disorders; A Complete Family Herbal; A List of Simples, and of such medicinal Preparations as ought to be kept in readiness for Private Practice of Family Use; the Method of Preparing and Compounding such Medicines as are recommended in the Work; Remarks on the Doses, Uses, and Manner of Applying the Different Medicines. To which are added, numerous Anatomical, Botanical, and Chemical Engravings." Second title page reads: "Appendix, containing A British Family Herbal. A List of Simples, and of such Medicinal Preparations, as ought to be kept in readiness For Private Practice or Family Use. The Method of preparing and compounding such medicines As are recommended in the former part of the Book, with the Addition of Several Others of a Similar Nature. Remarks on the Doses, Uses, and Manner of Applying the Different Preparations." William Buchan first published this famous work in 1769. Its success was immediate and 80,000 copies from 19 English editions were sold before his death in 1805.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: T. Dolby
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: nd. ca. 1820s?
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    325 p. + list of Chemical Characters. 22 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Buchan. 12 other engraved plates. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Corners bumped, boards rubbed, edges worn. Dampstains to front pastedown, ink signature on front free endpaper, notes on following leaf. Occasional pink underlining and marginalia.

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