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Pringle, John.

OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISEASES OF THE ARMY.

London Printed for A. Millar, D. Wilson ... 1765.
5th Ed. 4to. xxiv + 345pp. + cxx + [xiv] + [i] Errata. Pictorial engraving to head of first chapter, t.p. vignette. Some light browning, faint institutional ink stamp to t.p., rebound in gilt lettered cloth, spine chipped with loss, upper board detached. ESTC T55669. ‘The last eight leaves contain the index and corrections.’ G & M 2150 (First Edition) ‘... His books lay down principles of military sanitation and the ventilation of barracks, gaols, hospital ships, etc. He did much to improve the lot of soldiers, and it was due to remarks in his book that foot soldiers were given blankets when on service ...’ Sir John Pringle, first baronet (1707–1782), military physician. Heirs of Hippocrates 553 (1768 Edition). ‘... In an appendix to the book, Pringle includes a paper on septic and aseptic substances in which he recognizes the value of antisepsis and describes the effect of various chemicals in checking putrefaction.’
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