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(MEDICINE.) Rush, Benjamin. An Inquiry into the Various Sources of . . . Summer and Autumnal Disease in the United States. 113 pages. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, minor wear; moderate foxing; edges tinted yellow; early owner's inscriptions on front flyleaf and title page. Philadelphia, 1805
An important treatise on preventing epidemics, by one of early America's pre-eminent physicians (and a signer of the Declaration of Independence). Also includes Rush's essay "Facts Intended to Prove the Yellow Fever not to be Contagious." Austin 1638; Sabin 74225.
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