A TREATISE ON THE FEVERS OF JAMAICA, WITH SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE INTERMITTING FEVER OF AMERICA, AND AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING SOME HINTS ON THE MEANS OF PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF SOLDIERS IN HOT CLIMATES.

Philadelphia: Robert Campbell, 1795. Original leather [rubbed, quite worn, hinges starting]. Early ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Half title, xi, [1 blank], 276, 19, [1 blank], [4 publ. advts.] pp Text lightly tanned and lightly foxed. Good+.

"Apparently reprinted from the first London edition of 1791" [Austin]. Jackson says, "Observations contained in the following pages, were made during the time that I lived in Jamaica, or while I attended some part of the army in America," between 1774 and 1782. Jackson served with the Scotch regiment in New York for two years. "Both as an administrative reformer and as a writer on fevers Jackson holds a distinguished place" [DNB]. He is dubious as to the efficacy of purging and "the free use of the lancet" for "promoting the cure of the general class of febrile diseases." Jackson discourses at length on these matters, especially yellow fever.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 28890. Austin 1040. Ragatz 374 [London]. Item #18944

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