THE WORKS OF DR. THOMAS SYDENHAM – BENJAMIN RUSH 1809 – MEDICAL DISEASES
Title:THE WORKS OF THOMAS SYDENHAM, M.D. ON ACUTE AND CHRONIC DISEASES; WITH THEIR HISTORIES AND MODES OF CURE
Author: Benjamin Rush and Thomas Sydenham
Publisher: Benjamin and Thomas Kite
City: London Year: 1809 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover (leather) Pagination: 473 Pages, plus index Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Scarce first edition of "The Works of Thomas Sydenham" from 1809. Solid and tight worn full calf boards and binding, reinforced with professional book binding tape. Previous owner's signature on title page along with two ink stains. Ink stain on second page. Chipping and evidence of glueing on the first and second index pages along the border. All other pages are crisp and clean.
The author, Benjamin Rush, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Thomas Sydenham is considered one of the most important doctors of the 18th century. He was the author of "Observationes Medicae", which became a standard textbook of medicine for two centuries — and he became known as "The English Hippocrates". Among his many achievements was the discovery of a disease, Sydenham's Chorea, also known as St Vitus Dance.