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LEAKE, John (1729--1792)
[Medical instructions towards the prevention and cure of chronic or slow diseases peculiar to women. 1777]
Medical instructions towards the prevention, and cure of chronic or slow diseases peculiar to women: especially, those proceeding from over-delicacy of habit called nervous or hysterical; ... in which, their nature is explained, and their treatment, ... is clearly laid down, for the use of those affected with such diseases, as well as the medical reader. By John Leake, ... The second edition.
London: printed for R. Baldwin, 1777.
448 p. ; 22.5 cm. (8º in 4s)

First published in 1777; there were three editions within the year. The verso of the dedication advertises other works by the man-midwife and physician to the Westminster Lying-In Hospital John Leake, including the third edition of his Practical observations on the acute diseases incident to women, containing observations on the child-bed fever which were appended to later editions of the present work (q.v.). ESTC t171202.

Binding C18th grey paper boards, white paper spine.

Reference Number 4538


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