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Military medicine. PRINGLE. Osservazioni sopra le malattie d'armata.

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Military medicine. PRINGLE. Osservazioni sopra le malattie d'armata.
 PRINGLE, John. Osservazioni sopra le malattie d'armata. Napoli, De Bonis, 1757

4to, 220x180 mm; binding in boards, manuscript notes on margins. Sign of dampstain on the right margin from the middle of the vol.Interesting are the two works on military medicine, especially Pringle's work. John Pringle, founder of modern military medicine, was a general practitioner of the British Army from 1744 to 1752. His books set out the principles of military sanitation and ventilation of barracks, cabinets, hospital ships, and so on. The book's preface includes an account of the origin of the idea of the Red Cross, the neutrality of military hospitals on the battlefield. Other works deal with women's physical and psychological illnesses.

Bound with: VAN SWIETEN, Gerhard. Breve descrizione delle malattie che regnano pił comunemente nelle armate e del metodo di trattarle. In Napoli, 1768

Van Swieten's nice work on the diseases contracted in the military world. Van Swieten was an author of several works on vampirism.
thu 25 June 2020
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