A collection of literature and scientific research pertaining to various infectious diseases, epidemics, and pandemics throughout the ages. Notable works include early editions of the works of Benjamin Rush, a first edition of A New Theory of Consumptions by Benjamin Marten, an inscribed third edition of The Cause and Prevention of Yellow Fever at New Orleans and Other Cities in America by E. H. Barton, and a later edition of A Treatise on a Consumption of the Lungs by Edward Barry.
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Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.