FORDYCE, George (1736-1802)
Elements of the Practice of Physic, in Two Parts ... Sixth Edition ... [Bound with:] A Treatise on the Digestion of Food ... Second Edition, Corrected ... [And with:] Elements of Agriculture and Vegetation ... Fifth Edition
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791-1791-1796. 3 volumes in one, octavo. (8 5/16 x 5 inches). viii, 376; x, , 204; 112pp., plus 3 engraved plates.
Early half calf and marbled paper covered boards.
Provenance: N. Henson (early signature)
A sammelband of medical and agricultural works by Fordyce.
George Fordyce was a Scottish physician, teacher, and chemist, who was a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and appointed as a physician at St. Thomas's Hospital in 1771. He attended the University of Edinburgh where he received his M.D., and later studied under famous Dutch anatomist, Bernhard Siegfried Albinus for a year in 1758. He then moved to London to begin a career as a physician and lecturer in medicine. He did extensive resarch on digestion and fevers, which he observed from his experience at St. Thomas's.