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BURNETT, Alexander   

  • Medical adviser
  • Subjects: medical compendium,

    • 1. The medical adviser and complete guide to health and long life, containing the most plain and easy directions for the treatment of every disorder incidental to the human frame in all its ages / by Alexr. Burnett, M.D. / Mr. Maginn, surgeon, (member of the Society of Practical Medicine of Paris) / and other medical gentlemen. [In two volumes]

    • 2. — [Volume I]
      21.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i] ii [iii] iv-x [xi-xii] [1] 2-736   Frontis engr, 28 pls  

    • 3. — [Volume II]
      21.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i] ii-vii [viii] [1] 2-872 [i-xii] [1] 2-6   Frontis engr, 16 pls col engr, 10 pls engr, illus  
      GB:   LB   *LWel  

      The frontispiece engravings show women consulting the "Medical adviser'. The remaining plates include one of "The Living Skeleton' by Cruikshank.
      The second volume contains three separate appendices on "The Living Skeleton', Claude Ambroise Seurat.
      These volumes draw on material which appeared in the periodical "The medical adviser, and guide to health and long life', first issued in December 1823. It was a weekly magazine priced at 3d, which entertained its readers with tales of medical curiosities as well as supplying advice and information.

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