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Rush, Benjamin. Medicinische Untersuchungen und Beobachtungen. Leipzig: In der Weidmannschen Buchhandlung, 1792. 8vo (22.5, 8.75"). , 358 pp.; 2 folded leaves of tables. $900.00
[with his] Neue Medicinische Untersuchungen und Beobachtungen. Nurnberg: in der Raspeschen Buchhandlung, 1797. 8vo (22.5, 8.75"). ix, , 302 pp.
Bound in this thick volume is the sole German-language translation of both volumes of Rush's Medical Inquiries and Observations. The translation is from the pen of Friedrich Michaelis (1727–1804), a well-regarded and much published Leipzig physician. Among the subjects discussed and essayed in these volumes are medical practices of the American Indians, climate in Pennsylvania as it related to health, war and disease, aging, the effects of alcohol, and personal reporting on dropsy, measles, the flu, gout, and rabies.
Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Surgeon General of the Continental Army, and a leading doctor and teacher of medicine during the late colonial and early republic years of the nation.
Provenance: Bookplate of Samuel X. Radbill (Philadelphia book collector, bookplate collector, and medical doctor).
VD18 11231777 for the first title; second title not in VD18; Blake, NLM 18th Century, p. 394. Contemporary German pastepaper over boards; binding very worn. Interior very good. (39953) Please RESHELVE This.
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