De morbis navigantium....

Leiden: Theodor Haak, 1764. 8vo. [8], 338, [1] 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.

Price: $1,500.00

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