Fordyce's Lectures on Physiology, Medicine, and Chronic Diseases Vol. 1

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      GB 133 MMM/15/2/2/1
  • Dates of Creation
      Apr-Jun 1780
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  • Physical Description
      1 volume The front board has come away

Scope and Content

There are a total of 224 folios with writing on both the recto and verso. The beginning of each lecture is clearly marked and usually dated, however, they are not numbered and the numbers used below are for descriptive purposes only and represent the lectures in order as they appear in the manuscript. The contents are comparable to another volume of Fordyce's lectures contained within the collection, namely MMM/2/3/1/2, Fordyce's lectures on the practice of physic.

The subjects covered in the lectures are as follows: (1) Nervous fever, (2) intermittent fevers, (3) cure of intermittents, (4) prevention of paroxysm, (5) topical inflammation, (6) internal inflammations, (7) angina inflammation, (8) remedies other than evacuatives, (9-10) peripneumonia, (11) manner of treatment of peripneumonia, (12) expectorants in peripneumonia, (13) pleurisy, (14-15) inflammation of the intestines and abdominal viscera, (16) Inflammation of the stomach, (17) inflammation of the liver, (18) inflammation of the cellular membrane under the psoas muscle, (19) puerperal fever, (20) inflammation of the mucus membranes, (21) seasonal diseases, (22-24) catarrh, (25) inflammation of the mucus membrane of the throat, (26) sore throat, (27) inflammation of the glands, (28) exposure to warm atmosphere, (29) cholera morbus, diarrhoea & dysentery, (30-31) dysenteric purging, (32) small pox, (33) gonorrhoea, (34) symptoms of lues venerea, (35) secondary symptoms, (36) manner of treatment of gonorrhoea, (37-38) mercury, (39) inflammation of the urethra, (40) inflammation of the urethra and vagina where there is no venereal infection, (41) inflammation of kidneys and bladder, (42) cutaneous eruptions, (43-44) small pox, (45) measles, (46) measles, chicken pox, miliary fever, rheumatism, (47) rheumatism, (48) physiology, (49) physic.