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Lettsom, John Coakley 1744-1815

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Works: 305 works in 834 publications in 4 languages and 9,288 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Case studies  Sources  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: F597, 917.704
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )

54 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of the tea-tree, with observations on the medical qualities of tea, and on the effects of tea-drinking by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

50 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This treatise on the tea bush and the consumption of tea was published in 1772 by John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815), a physician and philanthropist, whose first action on inheriting his family plantation in 1767 was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. The book begins with a description of the plant, using the Linnaean system, discussing tea cultivation and harvesting in China, and the preparation of the leaves for use locally and abroad. In Part II, Lettsom turns to the medical uses of tea, lamenting that so little scientific evidence exists for either its beneficent or its malign properties. After performing various experiments and considering the physical and social consequences of tea-drinking, he concludes that it should be avoided, because its enervating effects lead to weakness and effeminacy, advice which mostly fell on deaf ears
The naturalist's and traveller's companion by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

40 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1772 and reissued here in its 1799 third edition, this work was intended to provide the traveller with advice on collecting and preserving scientific specimens, and on pursuing intellectual investigations. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was a physician and philanthropist, and on inheriting his family plantation in 1767, his first action was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in the West Indies and in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. This book is divided into two parts, the first describing methods of forming collections of insects, birds and animals, seeds and plants, and minerals. The second part suggests the sorts of questions and enquiries the traveller should ask about the writings, culture, religion, history and natural history of the lands he is visiting. This offers a fascinating insight into the approach and expectations of the educated traveller in the eighteenth century
History of the origin of medicine: an oration, delivered at the anniversary meeting of the Medical society of London, January 19, 1778, and printed at their request. To which are since added, various historical illustrations by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

38 editions published between 1778 and 2008 in English and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of John Fothergill by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

16 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the culture, use, and advantages, of the plant called scarcity-root by Commerell( Book )

17 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints respecting the distresses of the poor by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

14 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical memoirs of the General Dispensary in London, for part of the years 1773 and 1774 by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

18 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the improvement of medicine in London, on the basis of public good : By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( )

19 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints for promoting a bee society by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

8 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of the late John Fothergill, M.D. ... by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

13 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An answer to Baron Dimsdale's Review of Dr. Lettsom's Observations on the Baron's Remarks respecting a letter upon general inoculation. By John Coakley Lettsom, M.D by John Coakley Lettsom( )

14 editions published between 1779 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the general treatment and cure of fevers by John Coakley Lettsom( )

15 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints respecting the chlorosis of boarding-schools by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

8 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints respecting the effects of hard drinking : By John Coakley Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( )

8 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of some of the effects of hard drinking : The sixth edition. By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( )

9 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints designed to promote beneficence, temperance, and medical science : vol. I by John Coakley Lettsom( )

8 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minutes, &c. of the Medical Society, respecting the Fothergillian medal by Medical Society of London( Book )

9 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of the origin of medicine: an oration, delivered at the anniversary meeting of the Medical society of London, January 19, 1778, and printed at their request. To which are since added, various historical illustrations
Alternative Names
Coakley Lettsom, John 1744-1815

John Coakley Lettsome

Lettsom, J. C. 1744-1815

Lettsom, Jean Coakley 1744-1815

Lettsom, Joannes Coakley 1744-1815

Lettsom, John C.

Lettsom, John Coackley 1744-1815

Lettsom, John Coakley

Lettsom, John Coakley 1744-1815

Lettsom, John Loakley 1744-1815

Lettson, John Coakley 1744-1815

レットサム, ジョン・コークレイ

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English (366)

French (27)

German (14)

Dutch (2)

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