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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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The compleat family physician, or, Universal medical repository :  containing the causes, symptoms, preventions, and cures, of all the various maladies to which human nature is subject, from the birth to the grave, including the diseases peculiar to seamen, as well as those of particular climates ... with the proper methods of treating lunaticks, and persons who are subject to fits of any kind, and the best and most approved preservatives against epidemick and contagious diseases, such as the plague, putrid fevers, gaol distemper, and other infections : together with an account of all the celebrated spas ... likewise, strictures on quackery in general, and a candid examination of the respective merits of James's powder, Norton's drops, Ormskirk powder, Ward's drops, and other popular medicines ... to which is added, the family surgery ... together with the compleat British herbal and a list of all such drugs, chymicals, &c. as are directed to be used in the different preparations ... the whole forming a compleat body of domestick medicine   / by Hugh Smythson.
Compleat family physician
Universal medical repository
Smythson, Hugh., creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work] 
Networked Resource

Countway Medicine
Place of Origin
Printed for Harrison and Co.
xiv, 1024 p., 1 l. ; 27 cm.

Medicine, Popular -- Early works to 1800


Domestic Medicine

"Prices of drugs, at Apothecary's Hall, London": p. 1013-1014.

Includes indices.

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