Recherches sur le scorbut et les fievres putride…. Francis MILMAN.
Recherches sur le scorbut et les fievres putride…

Recherches sur le scorbut et les fievres putride…
Recherches sur le scorbut et les fievres putride…

Paris &c. Didot jeune et al. 1786.

Octavo, uncut in original plain blue-grey wrappers, early ink spine label.

French companion volume to Lind

Attractive Didot-printed work on scurvy with references to James Lind and Captain Cook: 'Les Médicins Anglois ont donné l'exemple à ceux des autres nations…'. This was translated into French by the magisterially named Joseph Vigarous de Montagut, a physician and member of the Société Royale des Sciences de Montpellier. In many ways Montagut's translation is more interesting than the original English because of the introduction he contributed which specifically noted the importance of combating scurvy on long voyages, and which is an interesting addition to the promotion of French voyages of exploration by French scientists. Montagut notes that Milman should be read in conjunction with Lind, and that the practical details have been expertly displayed by Cook in his voyages around the world. It is a companion to the 1783 Paris edition of Lind's Traité du Scorbut.

Attractive Didot-printed work on scurvy with references to James Lind and Captain Cook: 'Les Médicins Anglois ont donné l'exemple à ceux des autres nations…'. This was translated into French by the magisterially named Joseph Vigarous de Montagut, a physician and member of the Société Royale des Sciences de Montpellier. In many ways Montagut's translation is more interesting than the original English because of the introduction he contributed which specifically noted the importance of combating scurvy on long voyages, and which is an interesting addition to the promotion of French voyages of exploration by French scientists. Montagut notes that Milman should be read in conjunction with Lind, and that the practical details have been expertly displayed by Cook in his voyages around the world. It is a companion to the 1783 Paris edition of Lind's Traité du Scorbut.
The work originally appeared in English as An Enquiry into the Source from whence the Symptoms of the Scurvy and of Putrid Fevers arise (1782) with a dedication to Lord Southampton. The author was Sir Francis Milman (1746-1821) a physician who, in 1785, was made physician extraordinary to the King's household, and who had delivered the Gulstonian lectures in 1780 on the subject of scurvy. A worthy practitioner rather than a great medical theorist, his acquaintance with the works of James Lind made him an early convert to modern cures for scurvy, and an important populariser of a more general understanding of the disease. The work also includes some valuable notes on classical outbreaks of the diseases such as that mentioned by Strabo.

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