Hippocrates to Harrison : Hillary


HIPPOCRATES TO HARRISON


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Tropical Medicine

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Hillary, William, 1697-1763
A practical essay on the small-pox: wherein a method of preparing the body before the disease comes on ... : To which is added, An account of the principal variations of the weather ...
London : Printed for C. Hitch ... and J. Leake ..., 1740.
2nd edition, with additions.

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Hillary was a resident of Barbados for many years and this book discusses his pet interest: the effect of climate on disease. His systematic observation of tides enabled him to recognise the tidal wave emanating for the Lisbon earthquake and calculate its speed across the Atlantic.

RB 4640.39