A New Medical Dictionary; Or, General Repository Of Physic..


Bound in original calf; spine rebacked with raised bands with original red morocco title label, gilt. Extremities a little worn and light age wear to preliminaries, but otherwise a very good crisp copy.



Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard; G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; A. Hamilton, Jun. and J. Murray, Fleet-Street.,






Containing an explanation of the terms, and a description of the various particulars relating to anatomy,physiology, physic, surgery, materia medica, chemistry, etc. etc. etc. each article, according to its importance, being considered in every relation to which its usefulness extends in the healing art. by g. motherby, m.d. c m.s. the third edition. revised and corrected, with considerable additions,by george wallis, m.d. s.m.s. lecturer on the theory and practice of physic, london.

Item Description

Folio. 9.75 x 14 inches. x + 388 + 393-738 pp. + [8] pp. index + [6] pp. explanation of plates; pp 389-392 are omitted in pagination, but text and register are continuous. Text in double columns.


Illustrated by 30 copperplates at end (nos. I-XXVI + 4 additional plates).


A comprehensive medical dictionary, including medicines and herbal remedies, well illustrated by thirty fine copperplates. Dr George Motherby was a Yorkshire born physician who practised in Highgate. He was one of the pioneers of the variolation method of immunisation against smallpox (see the entry in the Dictionary). The first edition was published in 1775. (ESTC T61354).

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