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On the treatment and management of the more common West-India diseases (1750-1802) /
works by James Grainger, MD, 1764 (with additional notes by William Wright, MD, FRS, 1802), Griffith Hughes, MA, FRS, 1750, Benjamin Moseley, MD, 1789; edited and annotated by J. Edward Hutson.
imprint
Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2005.
description
xxiii, 180 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9766401772
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imprint
Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2005.
isbn
9766401772
contents note
An essay on the more common West-India diseases / James Grainger (1764), with additional notes by William Wright (1802) -- The sugar-cane : book IV / James Grainger (1764) -- The natural history of the island of Barbados : book II, of diseases peculiar to this and the neighbouring islands / Griffith Hughes (1750) -- Miscellaneous medical observations / Benjamin Moseley (1789, revised 1800).
catalogue key
5634610
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-169) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
J. Edward Hutson is Antiguan by birth, Barbadian by descent and Canadian by choice
Reviews
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"This volume will provide a treasury of source material for the study of medical history in the Caribbean. It comes 250 years after Hughes, Hillary, Moseley and Grainger were first published, yet so much of their writing resonates today. We in the University of the West Indies, and students of medical history everywhere, must be grateful to Dr Hutson, who, like Dr Grainger before him, has taken 'liberal pains in the Notes...to enlarge knowledge of the medicinal...plants of the West Indies'."
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Summaries
Long Description
This work bring together in one volume a number of late-eighteenth-century monographs (the period known as the Age of Reason) on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in African and creole slaves in the English-speaking Caribbean. These works have been almost forgotten, but they are of importance to many scholars, and Hutson provides a fully annotated text which explains archaic terminology, makes medical, botanical and Latin terminology accessible to non-specialists in those fields, and provides useful explanations of the eighteenth-century medical concepts.
Main Description
This work brings together, in one volume, a number of monographs from the mid to late eighteenth century (the period known as the Age of Reason) on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of African and Creole slaves in the English-speaking Caribbean. Included here are James Grainger's Essay on the More Common West-India Diseases (1764) and Book IV of The Sugar-Cane (1764); Book II of the Reverend Griffith Hughers's Natural History of the Island of Barbados (1750); and Benjamin Moseley's Miscellaneous Medical Observations (1789). These monographs have been all but forgotten; however, they are of importance to scholars. Dr Hutson provides a fully annotated text that explains archaic terminology, makes medical, botanical and Latin terminology accessible to non-specialists in those fields, and provides useful explanations of eighteenth-century medical concepts. This fascinating collection has much to offer historians and health-care professionals, as well as general readers with an interest in the West Indies. Book jacket.
Unpaid Annotation
This work brings together in one volume a number of late-eighteenth-century monographs (the period known as the Age of Reason) on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in African and creole slaves in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
Notes on Editorial Proceduresp. xxiii
An Essay on the More Common West-India Diseases, James Grainger, MD (1976), with additional notesp. 1
Advertisementp. 3
Prefacep. 6
An Essay on the Management and Diseases of Negroes, Part Ip. 9
An Essay on the Management and Diseases of Negroes, Part IIp. 13
An Essay on the Management and Diseases of Negroes, Part IIIp. 41
An Essay on the Management and Diseases of Negroes, Part IVp. 51
Linnaean Indexp. 55
The Sugar-Cane, James Grainger, MD (1764): Book IVp. 57
The Natural History of the Island of Barbados, The Reverend Griffith Hughes, MA, FRS (1750): Book II, Of Diseases peculiar to this and the neighbouring Islandsp. 85
Miscellaneous Medical Observationsp. 101
Notesp. 129
Referencesp. 168
Indexp. 170
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