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Look Inside The Works, Literary, Moral, and Medical, of Thomas Percival, M.D.

The Works, Literary, Moral, and Medical, of Thomas Percival, M.D.
To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of his Life and Writings, and a Selection from his Literary Correspondence

Volume 3

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108067355

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  • A physician and medical reformer enthused by the scientific and cultural progress of the Enlightenment as it took hold in Britain, Thomas Percival (1740–1804) wrote on many topics, including public health and demography. His influential publication on medical ethics is considered the first modern formulation. In 1807, his son Edward published this four-volume collection of his father's diverse work. Some of the items here had never been published before, including a selection of Percival's private correspondence and a biographical account written by Edward. Volume 3 contains the first two parts of Essays Medical and Experimental, the revised edition of which has been reissued separately in this series in one volume in addition to his Medical Ethics (1803). The essays reflect Percival's wide range of interests, such as the application of philosophical methods to medical questions, the importance of accurate record keeping, and the risks of inoculating very young children against smallpox.

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    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108067355
    • length: 534 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Preface
    The empiric, or man of experience
    The dogmatic, or rationalist
    Experiments and observations on astringents and bitters
    On the uses and operation of blisters
    An inquiry into the resemblance between chyle and milk
    Experiments and observations on water, particularly the hard pump water of Manchester
    On the disadvantages of inoculating children in early infancy
    On the efficacy of external applications in the angina maligna, or ulcerous sore throat
    Part II: Preface
    Observations and experiments on the Columbo root
    On the preparation, culture, and use of the orchis root
    Experiments and observations on the waters of Buxton and Matlock
    Observations on the medicinal uses of fixed air
    On the antiseptic and sweetening powers, and on the varieties of factitious air
    On the noxious vapours of charcoal
    On the atrabilis
    On the septic quality of sea salt
    On coffee
    Select histories of diseases with remarks.

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    Thomas Percival

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