A complete collection of the medical and philosophical works.... London: G. Robinson, 1782.
8vo. [ii], xx, [x], -582, With frontispiece portrait of Fothergill plus 2 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked; foxing throughout, light water damage on the upper corners of the preliminaries, repair to the folding portrait of Collinson. $350.00
This second collection of Fothergill's published papers contains twenty-five of his most valuable works, five of which are Garrison and Morton titles. Included is his most famous "Account of the Putrid Sore Throat," which was the first clear recognition of diphtheria in England and is a model of clinical description. Other works include the first descriptions of facial neuralgia, migraine, and scarlatinal angina. A Supplement includes two additional works, "Some account of the late Peter Collinson" and "An essay on the character of the late Alexander Russell, M.D., F.R.S.
Fothergill (1712-80) was a physician and philanthropist who had an avid interest in botany. He also worked with Benjamin Franklin to draw up a scheme of reconciliation between England and the colonies. Franklin summed up his character by saying, "I can hardly conceive that a better man has ever existed."