A SEMI-ANNUAL ORATION, ON THE ORIGIN OF PESTILENTIAL DISEASES, DELIVERED BEFORE THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF PHILADELPHIA, ON THE 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1798. BY...SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMY.

Philadelphia: Thomas and Samuel Bradford, 1799. xii, [13]-59, [1 blank] pp. Disbound and foxed, Good+

Caldwell argues that Philadelphia succumbed to the several yellow fever epidemics of the 1790's "through the channel of commerce," via "pestiferous air, generated by the putrefactive dissolution of the cargoes or ballast of vessels." The cause was not "generated in the diseased bodies of men, but in that of foul air."
FIRST EDITION Austin 395 Evans 35263. Item #8814

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