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Title: An Enquiry into Natural History, Chemical Properties, and Medical Virtues, of the Rock Oil, or Green Mineral Naphtha, of Barbados; particularising the successful Experiments, which have been made by Professional Gentlemen of the first respectability, as to its remedial powers in Leprous, Scorbutic, and other Cutaneous Eruptions, in Bronchial and indolent Glandular Complaints, Diseases of the Hip and other joints, and in chronic Rheumatic and Scrofulous Affections; with Remarks on its effects on worms in the alimentary canal, as well as in other parts of the body. To which is subjoined, Observations on Digestion, with a view of demonstrating that the solvent agent in this important process is the Sub-carbonate of Soda, upon which principle the cause and remedy of Dyspepsia are more satisfactorily explained.
Description: London: Published by James Ridgway, 1830. First edition, 8vo (220 x 135 mm), [4], vii, [1], 76, [4]pp., stamp of the "Royal Veterinary College" on title and on E6, with notes and errata on verso of A2, some minor foxing on 6 leaves, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, upper joint cracked, title in gilt to spine. Includes chapters on "The Natural History of Barbadoes", "The Chemical Characters of the Mineral Oils of Barbadoes" and "Medical Properties of the Barbadoes Mineral Oil". Provenance: Early ownership signature of James B. Simonds to front flyleaf. COPAC finds the Bodleian Library copy only.


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- Book number: 35549