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Observations on the changes of the air and the concomitant epidemical diseases in the island of Barbados, 1752-1758

Author: William Hillary; J Edward Hutson; Henry Fraser
Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica : University of West Indies Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Observations on the Changes of the Air and the Concomitant Epidemical Diseases in the Island of Barbadoes was first published in 1759 in London. It is certainly the first comprehensive documentation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hillary; J Edward Hutson; Henry Fraser
ISBN: 9789766402631 9766402639
OCLC Number: 755705080
Description: xxiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Observations on the changes of the air and the concomitant epidemical diseases in the island of Barbados, to which is added a treatise on the putrid bilious fever, commonly called the yellow fever; and such other diseases as are indigenous or endemial, in the West India Islands, or in the Torrid Zone --
pt. 2. A treatise on such diseases as are the most frequent in, or are peculiar to, the West-India Islands, or the Torrid-Zone, both acute and chronical --
putrid bilius fever, commonly called the yellow fever --
dry gripes, or dry belly-ache --
dysentery --
opisthotonos and tetany --
rabies canina, or madness from the bite of mad animals --
chronical diseases --
nyctalopia, or night-blindness --
elephantiasis --
vena medinensis, dracunculus, or guinea-worm --
leprosy of the Arabians --
leprosy of the joints --
yaws --
impetigo or ring-worm.
Responsibility: William Hillary ; edited and annotated by J. Edward Hutson and Henry S. Fraser.

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