A New Medical Dictionary; or, General Repository of Physic. Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and a Description of the various Particulars relating to Anatomy, Physiology, Physic, Surgery, Materia Medica, Pharmacy, &c. &c. &c.
Published by Johnson & Robinson;- In Londom1775;- 1st. Edition, Folio;- With original brown leather binding, with re-binded spine in brown leather;- With 23 Stunning medical full page engravings to the back of the book;- plus 3 full pages of An Index and 2 further pages of Chymical Charcters, all to the back pages. This 1st. Edition is very Rare no other 1st. Edition to be found on the world-wide web. In a highly collectable condition. Rare with all the Engraving Plates intact. A very fine copy of a scarce collectable early medical book;- George Motherby was trained as a physician, receiving a medical degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1767. He worked as a surgeon in Liverpool in 1766 and later as a physician in Middlesex. He was also conspicuous for his work in Königsberg, where he introduced the technique of vaccination for smallpox circa 1770. Motherby died in 1793. A New Medical Dictionary is notable for its account of the practice of Variolation, Motherby?s technique of introducing small quantities of smallpox into a patient through an open wound, hoping to develop an immunity to the virus. David Brooks (1756 ? August 30, 1838) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, a United States representative from New York, and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati upon its founding in 1783. MOTHERBY, GEORGE, M.D. (1732-1793), Medical Writer, born in Yorkshire in 1732, practised as a Physician at Highgate, Middlesex. He died at Beverley, Yorkshire, in the summer of 1793 (Gent. Mag. 1793, pt. ii. p. 771). He compiled 'A new Medical Dictionary,' fol. London, 1775 (2nd edit. 1785). Other editions, carefully revised by George Wallis, M.D., appeared in 1791, 1795, and 1801; the two last issues were in two volumes.