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HUXHAM, Joanne.
Observationes De Aëre et Morbis Epidemicis,

Ab Anno M DCC XXVIII ad Finem Anni M DCC XXXVII, Plymuthi factae. His Accedit Opusculum De Morbo Colico Damnoniensi. BOUND WITH: Observationum De Are et Morbis Epidemicis Volumen Alterum; Ab Anni nimirum Initio 1738 ad Exitum usque 1748.

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pp. (iv), xxx, 161, (i), 38, (vi) Index. 1 engraved plate; (ii), xix, (i), 208. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt, wearing along both edges and at ends, without label, corners wearing, joints weak, contents very good.

*GARRISON-MORTON #1675, this edition - a third, posthumous, volume was issued in 1770. Huxham took daily daily weather readings and correlated them with prevailing disease mortality in an effort to prove a link between these phenomena. His tract on Devonshire Colic [GM#2093], first published in 1739, is added to the first volume above. He gave a vivid account of the disorder but ascribed it erroneously to the tartar extracted from apples during the cider-making process. It was shown by Sir George Baker in 1767 that the culprit was the lead used to line cider presses in Devon.

Joannis Hinton. Newgate-Street, London. & Henrici Whitfield. Plimuth (sic).

Date Published: 1752. Second edition; 1752. First edition. 2 volumes in 1. 8vo.

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