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The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

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Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

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Every man his own doctor, compleated with an herbal : shewing, first, how every one may know his own constitution and complexion, by certain signs : also, the nature and faculties of all food; as well meats as drinks, whereby every man and woman may understand what is good or hurtful to them : treating also of air, passions of mind, exercise of body, sleep, the use of tobacco, a new hot bath : venery, with an infallible secret to prevent the pox : of the senses, proving six in number, his elixir proprietatis, and its use : the second part shews the full knowledg and cure of the pox, running of the reins, gout, dropsie, scurvy, consumptions and obstruction, agues, shewing their causes and signs, danger and cure / written by John Archer, one of His Majesties physicians in ordinary.
Archer, John, fl. 1660-1684, creator
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Countway Medicine
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Printed for the author, and are to be sold at his house, at the sign of the golden ball in Winchester Street, near Broad Street
[16], 127, [1], 143, [9] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 17 cm. (8vo)

Self-care, Health -- Early works to 1800 ;  Health -- Early works to 1800 ;  Diseases -- Treatment -- Early works to 1800 ;  Diet -- Early works to 1800 ;  Herbals -- Early works to 1800 ;  Medical astrology -- Early works to 1800

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The herbal (p. [1]--143 (4th group)) has separate t.p.: A compendious herbal : discovering the physical vertue of all herbs in this kingdome, and what planet rules each herb : and how to gather them in their planetary hours / by John Archer. London : Printed by E.C. for the author, 1673.
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  Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 198:13

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