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‎LIND, James (1716-1794) & Herman BOERHAAVE (1668-1736).‎

Reference : 1948


‎Trait du Scorbut, divis en trois parties; Contenant des recherches sur la nature,les causes & la curation de cette maladie; Avec un tableau chronologique & critique de tout ce qui a parus ce sujet: Traduit de l'anglois (par J. Savary & T. Carrre) de Lind... Auquel on a joint la Traduction du Trait du Scorbut de BOERHAAVE, comment par Van-Swieten. Nouvelle dition.‎

‎Paris, Mquignon, 1788. 2 volumes: xlvii, [i], 427,[i blank]; [iv], 454 pp. Small 8vo (10 x 16,7 cm.). Contemporary full calf, spine gilt lettered on green morocco labels (some corners slightly rubbed)‎

‎"Lind, founder of naval hygiene in England, wrote a classical treatise on scurvy, in which he described many important expeciments he had made on the disease. He urged the issue of lemon juice in the Navy and even suggested preserved orange and lemon juice; it was due to Lind that scurcy was eventually eradicated from the British Navy" (Garrison & Morton 3713). The second comprises a critical and chronoligical view of what have been published on the sucject, and Boerhaave's treatise of scurvy with Van Swieten's commentary from his Aphorisms. Lindeboom , 277; Heirs of H. 937.-- (Some scattered light foxing or browning).‎

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‎ROUPPE, Ludovic (Louis, 1729-1780).‎

Reference : 1973


‎De Morbis Navigantium, Liber unus. Accedit Observatio de effectu extracti Cicutae Storkiana in Cancro. [Printer's device].‎

‎Leiden, Theodor Haak, 1764. [viii], 338, [ii], [ii, blank] pp. 8vo (13 x 21,5 c.). Contemporary marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands; in compartments gilt decorated with floral motives (top of front joint slightly damaged; marbled end-papers, red edges. With several woodcut headers, footers and initials.‎

‎BMN. I, 200.First edition, very rare. A considerably expanded edition of author's thesis (Leiden, 1762). Rouppe travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician for the Dutch West Indische Companie. The text is based on author's own observations and experiences, including sanitation and sanitary measures, venereal diseases, fevers, cancers etc. An important part (pp. 90-212) deals with scurvy. One of the last parts, "de morbus in portubus" is of particularly interest. This work is often considered the best 18th century treatise on naval medicine, and was translated into English and German. -- (Owing to the quality of the paper, text lightly browned as in all copies. Copy with the bookplate of G.J.B. Ducos).‎

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