A Treatise on the Small-Pox and Measles. Translated from the original Arabic by William Alexander Greenhill, M.D.
8vo. VII, (1), 212, (40) pp. Contemporary blindstamped green cloth with gilt arms to covers and gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt.
Early English translation of this treatise differentiating measles from small pox. "The first medical description of small pox was written by Rhazes about the year 910" (Garrison/M. 5404). He is considered the greatest mediaeval physician next to Avicenna. Published by the Sydenham Society, during its short existence between 1843 and 1857 a "powerhouse in disseminating medical literature in the age of the empire" (K. Gotman).
Binding rubbed and bumped at extremeties; cloth splitting at hinges. Ownership (dated 1848) of George Edward Wilmot Wood, MD (1806-64) of Winchester, member of the Society, on the flyleaf.