Pringle, John. (1707-1782); Donald Monro; Lambertus Bicker (1732-1801) Verhandeling over de legerziekten : behelzende eene beschryving van de oorzaaken, aart, voorbehoeding en geneezing der ziekten, die in de legers en garnizoenen voorvallen / door John Pringle ; naar den laatsten dr. uit het Engelsch vert., met de nieuwste waarneemingen verrykt en verm. met eene geneeskundige beschryving der hospitaalen door Donald Monro ; mede uit het Engelsch vert. door L. Bicker.
Te Amsterdam, by Petrus Conradi, 1767.-1788 xlii, 298, (ii), vi, 327; xii, 228pp. Original marbled ( spickled ) boared.) Hand written label on spine. ut in very good, almost fine condition. 3 volumes.
Rather scarce only 3 copies in Dutch University Libraries according to the Dutch internet catalogue (= N.C.C.). The first and only Dutch edition of 'Observations on the diseases of the army by Sir John Pringle', originally published in 1752. See Heirs no. 879 :" Pringle the founder of military medicine, served as Physician=-General of the British Army from 1744 to 1752.. In this book he outlined the basic principles of milittary sanitation and stressed the proper ventilation of military quarters regardsless of their location."
( Garrison & Morton no. 2150 )
Donald Monro was the second son of Alexander Monro primus and also a army surgeon. He was physician to the British military hospital in Germany during the 7 years War, until 1763 and this is his work which originally has been published as. :" An account of the diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany, from January 1761 to the return of the troops to England in March 1763. " Both titles by Pringle and Monro mixed up to a new work in Dutch That's the reason the book is in 3 volumes. On the translator Lambertus Bicker see Lindeboom p. 134-5:" He was the first secretary of the ' Bataafsch Genootschap' and professor of medicine and physics at Rotterdam"
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