Leiden: Theodor Haak, 1764. 8vo. , 338,  pp. FIRST EDITION. Woodcut decorations throughout. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine; interior with light browning. Item #2718
First edition of this outstanding treatise devoted to diseases incident to mariners. Rouppe (1729-80), naval physician and surgeon, describes the conditions, environmental and otherwise, in which mariners are particularly susceptible (both on board ship and in port). In addition to a section on sanitation and sanitary measures, he covers scurvy and venereal diseases, and treats a variety of fevers, epilepsy, rheumatism, diarrhea and cancers.