Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by William Spotswood, 1793. First American edition. 12mo, original sheep, red leather label, gilt lettering, 216 pages. Front hinge cracked but holding; some rubbing and bumping; a little browning; a good, sound copy. Item #18296
“If the human body could be subjected to such decisive experiments, as have so wonderfully improved our knowledge in natural philosophy, during this century, then the causes of internal diseases might be investigated with ease and certainty.” A detailed examination and treatment regiment for the gout, first published in Edinburgh in 1792. Evans 25526; Austin, Early American Medical Imprints, 811. This copy with a lovely early pencil sketch of a human skeleton (bearing a somewhat quizzical expression) drawn on the rear free endpaper.