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THE UTILITY AND IMPORTANCE OF FUMIGATING BATHS
Green, Jonathan.

THE UTILITY AND IMPORTANCE OF FUMIGATING BATHS

Illustrated: Or, A Series of Facts and Remarks, Shewing the Origin, Progress, and Final Establishment, (By Order of the French Government,) of the Practice of Fumigations for the Cure of Various Affections, Gout, Rheumatism, Bilious and Nervous Disorders, All Complaints of Long Standing, and Diseases of the Skin. J. and C. Adlard ... 1823.
1st Ed. Thin 8vo. 115pp. Some light browning, faint institutional ink stamp to t.p., rebound in modern morocco backed marbled boards with lettering and institutional stamp to spine. Jonathan Green (1787/8–1864), surgeon. ODNB ‘... The study of skin diseases and their treatment through various types of bathing (hot, warm, or cold) was then an expanding surgical specialism pioneered by London surgeon Robert Willan, who produced a systematic classification of cutaneous diseases. Green records that Willan and others set up an Institute for the Treatment of Cutaneous Diseases in Marlborough Street, which included a suite of fumigating or vapour baths. Having, as Green explained, seen ‘a near relative of mine … receive such immediate and permanent relief, from the use of Fumigating Baths as to occasion me much satisfaction, and also a great desire to investigate them more minutely’ (Green, Fumigating Baths, iii), he went to Paris for a year to study the installations of Drs Gales and d'Arcet in French government hospitals. His account of the visit, [the above work] 1823 ...’
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