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Russel, Richard, M.D.
A Dissertation on the Use of Sea Water in the Diseases of the Glands.
Publisher: W. Owen, London;
Date of Publication: 1769
Stock Code: 4767
Fifth Edition (Corrected & Improved). Octavo. xii, [8], 376 pp. Two engraved plates: frontispiece of sea weeds and plate with two labelled biological diagrams. Full polished calf with five raised bands, red label with gilt titles & ruling to spine and ruling to compartments; marbled endpapers. Front joint split but holding; corners bruised. Gilt dull. Scattered light foxing & soiling and a few leaves corner-creased; damp staining to rfep and adjacent blanks.
One of the earliest books on the use of iodine in glandular diseases in which the author recommended the use of sea water and sea weeds, which contain iodine, for the cure of enlarged lymphatic glands. Russell (1687-1759) also encouraged submersion in sea water and this was the first title to connect drinking and bathing in the sea with improvements in health, proclaiming that Brighton was superior to inland spas. Scarce.
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