History of the Yellow Fever, as it appeared in the City of New York, in 1795.
Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the stone-house, no. 41, South Second-Street, 1797.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003662
8vo (199 x 125 mm). vi,  8-36 pp. Bound in 20th century marbled paper over boards, spine with gilt-lettered brown morocco label, red sprinkled edges, new endpapers. Text little age-toned, but generally crisp and clean throughout. ----
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, published in New York earlier the same year as the author's dissertation under the title An inaugural essay on the yellow fever, as it appeared in this city in 1795. "The first yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in 1793, killing approximately 5,000 people. The pandemic that emerged so close to New York City (NYC) prompted the creation of the first Board of Health Department. To prevent the spread of yellow fever in NYC, action was taken to quarantine boats coming from Philadelphia. Although early efforts helped delay the epidemic, in the summer of 1795 cases of yellow fever began to emerge in Manhattan. The yellow fever epidemic which lasted until 1803, varied in severity. It reached epidemic proportions three times: in 1795, 1799, and 1803 claiming thousands of lives over the course of its presence in NYC" (source: NYCdata online).
References and Literature: Sabin 33081; NLM/Blake p. 222; Evans 32282; R.B.Austin, Early Amer. medical imprints, 952; ESTC (RLIN), W1318. We can trace only two copies in public collection: Library of Congress and National Library of Medicine (NLM). A microfilm has been prepared from the NLM original which is found in many other libraries worldwide. - Visit our website to see more images!
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