Gregory's Practice of Medicine Vol. 1

Scope and Content

This is volume 1 of 5 and has the original pagination pp.1-384. There is no numbering of lectures or indication of where each lecture begins or ends but clear subject headings are evident throughout. The writing is on the recto of each page only and there is a subject index in the rear.

The contents of the lectures according to the index are: introduction; definition of disease; general division of diseases; classification of diseases; method to be observed in treating diseases; general principles on the method of cure; definition of fever; intermittent fever; universal inflammatory; putrid malignant; slow nervous; remittent fever; ardent remittent fever; bilious remittent; yellow remittent; yellow remittent Carolina fever; exanthematous fevers; smallpox.

The volume bears the bookplate of the Radford Library, Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, which also indicates that it was allocated the reference number Q129 viz. their 1877 catalogue. The volume has since been referenced J6 G20 as part of an alternative system. The spine reads 'Gregory's Practice Vol1' and an inscription on the first page reads 'E. libris R Dobson M.D.'.