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A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. A new edition, revised and enlarged.

A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. A new edition, revised and enlarged.

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A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. A new edition, revised and enlarged. - 1802

by UNDERWOOD, Michael (1736-1820)

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Philadelphia:: Thomas Dobson, 1802., 1802. Two volumes in one (complete). 12mo [in 6s]. xvi, 404, 105-108 pp. Index. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, leather gilt-stamped spine label; label chipped, covers rubbed. Very good copy. Early American edition, the first printed in Boston, preceded by American edition printed in Philadelphia (1793). / ?Underwood laid the foundations for modern paediatrics. His work was superior to anything that had previously appeared and remained the most important book on the subject for sixty years. . . ? - G&M. First printed in London 1784, Underwood's book achieved as many as ten editions through 1846, two editors following in Underwood's footsteps. Ruhrah offers, ?Apart from Rosen von Rosenstein, . . . Underwood's was the first treatise on children's diseases anything like our modern textbooks in style and quality.? - Ruhrah, Pediatrics of the Past, p. 450. REFERENCES: Austin 1943; Garrison and Morton 6326, 2734.4 'first discussion, in a treatise on children’s diseases, of congenital heart disease?, 4015 ?first description of sclerema neonatorum?, 5516 [candidiasis]. This printing not in Grulee.
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  • Title A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. A new edition, revised and enlarged.
  • Author UNDERWOOD, Michael (1736-1820)
  • Publisher Thomas Dobson, 1802., Philadelphia:
  • Date 1802
  • Bookseller's Inventory # M13758

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