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Scurvy (2) Scurvy

S. Sutton,

An historical account of a new method for extracting the foul air out of ships, & c. With the description and draught of the machines, by which it is performed / in two letters to a friend by Samuel Sutton, the inventor. The third edition, to which are annexed two relations given thereof to the Royal Society, by Dr. Mead and Mr. Watson. And a discourse on the scurvy by Dr. Mead

London : J Brindley, 1757

STORE 22:8

This is the third edition of a work first published in 1745, and features “On the Scurvy” by English physician Dr Richard Mead. This section of the book has been heavily annotated, with various additions made to the original text. On the end fly-leaves are a number of manuscript annotations, with the title “Directions for the cure of the scurvy by doctor Monkley of London.” This is a good example of a practical, working reference book, which was clearly frequently consulted in the field.

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