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    Richard Morton. [Greek text: Pyretologias]: Seu Exercitationes De Morbis Universalibus A Cutis.
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    Pars Altera: Sive, Exercitatio De Febrius Infammatoriis Universalibus. London: Samuel Smith (& Benj Walford), 1692, 1694. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. First Editions. 8vo. 2 vols. A8, a-d8, B-2F8;A8, a-b8, B-2L8. [80],430,[18];[48],511,[1],[16]p. Modern cloth, title gilt, edges speckled red, some offsetting from print on blank verso of folding charts, large copy with ample margins. 2 frontis portraits of Morton by William Elder after B. Orchard, 2 folding charts. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


    More Information: Morton, 1637-1698, ejected minister and physician, because he was unable to comply with the Acts of Uniformity he turned his attention to the study of medicine. He was one of the Kings physicians ordinary. He wrote two important medical books one on 'phthisis' and this on fevers. 'His ÔPyretologia,Õ a general treatise on fevers...contains many interesting cases, among them an account of his own illness in 1690." DNB          Wing M2832, M2833. ESTC r37644, r34536. Alden 692,118;694,129.

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