[Early American Medical Imprint]; Cullen, Dr. William FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG; Reid, Peter
Title FIRST LINES OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSIC WITH SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES, INCLUDING THE MORE RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE BY PETER REID
Binding Full calf
Book Condition Very good
Publisher Brookfield [Mass.] Printed by E. Merriam & Co. for Isaiah Thomas 1807
Seller ID 1262
8vo (5½" x 8½"). pp. 674. Two volumes in one. Contemporary mottled calf with red morocco spine label and 6 sets of gilt rules on spine. First Lines of the Practice of Physic was considered one of the most influential medical texts of the 18th century as well as the early 19th century, and in it, Dr. Cullen set forth his theory that many diseases of the human body were nervous in origin, and coined the term "neuroses" (see p. 387). An important text in the history of medicine.
Dr. William Cullen was a Scottish physician and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School -- a leading center of medical education in the English-speaking world in the 18th century. He counted among his students American revolutionary and founding father, Dr. Benjamin Rush.
A sound copy with general wear, chips to the spine head light foxing to the extremities. Bookplate of Franklin Barber on the front paste-down. Scarce. NLM, Early American Medical Imprints 573; Shaw & Shoemaker 12376.