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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 4


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108067362

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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 Medical Ethics (also reissued in this series) 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 4 contains the third and fourth parts of Percival's Essays Medical and Experimental, which were completed following the revised edition that is reissued separately in one volume in the Cambridge Library Collection. The essays reflect Percival's wide range of interests, such as the regulation of hospitals and prisons, and the medical abnormalities he sometimes observed in his patients.

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    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108067362
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part III: Preface
    Observations on the state of population in Manchester and other adjacent pages
    On the small-pox and measles
    On the different quantities of rain, which fall at different heights over the same spot of ground
    On the solution of human calculi by fixed air
    On the nature and composition of urinary calculi
    On the effects of foxed air on the colours and vegetation of plants
    On the action of different manures
    On different absorbents
    On the internal regulation of hospitals
    Miscellaneous observations, cases and inquiries
    Part IV: Preface
    On a new and cheap method of preparing pot-ash
    On the fatal effects of pickles impregnated with copper
    Speculations on the perceptive power of vegetables
    Facts and queries relative to attraction and repulsion
    Narrative of the sufferings of a collier
    A physical inquiry into the powers and operations of medicines
    On the solvent powers of camphor
    Medical cautions and remarks
    On the medicinal uses of cod liver oil
    On the nature, cause, and cure of the rabies canina
    Miscellaneous facts and observations
    Miscellaneous practical observations
    An account of an earthquake
    On the silk cotton of Sumatra
    On the acid of tar
    On the construction and polity of prisons
    Remarks relative to the improvement of the Manchester Infirmary

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    Thomas Percival

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