An Inaugural Dissertation on the Dropsy: Read and Defended at a Publick Examination

An inaugural dissertation on the dropsy : read and defended at a publick examination, held by the medical professors, before the Rev. Joseph Willard, S.T.D. president, and the governors of the University at Cambridge, for the degree of Bachelor in Medicine, July 3d. 1795. (Signed)

William Dix

Worcester, Massachusetts : Printed by Isaiah Thomas, 1795

[Isaiah Thomas imprint] Inscribed on title page by the author.  The original recipient's name has been torn out.  "From his friend and humble ser, the author, (with signature at end)". Contemporary marbled paper wrappers.  Housed in hardcover, wallet box.  32 pages. Marbling paper wraps faded, with old dampstain to rear wrap.  Internally, generally sound, with slight toning. <br> William Dix graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1795. "Medical dissertation for Harvard, includes description, history, symptoms, causes treatment, and method of cure." Margaret Batschelet, Early American Scientific and Technical Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets, and Broadsides, 1990, no. 227.  Dix went on to practice medicine in Boston and Dominica.  Refs:  Evans 28572. Austin 676.

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