Thomson, A Treatise on the Diseases of Negroes

Title

Thomson, A Treatise on the Diseases of Negroes

Description

An encyclopedia of the most common diseases and medical conditions on the island of Jamaica, they range from fevers to lockjaw to pregnancy to hydrocephalus. The author describes the course of the diseases and how to treat them, using the science of the time, but he also examines the commonly used remedies and medicines of the island and evaluates their effectiveness, as well as including a dosing guide for adult medicines. Included is a really stomach-churning section on worms.

Title as Issued

A Treatise on the Diseases of Negroes, as They Occur in the Island of Jamaica with Observations on the Country Remedies

Author

James Thomson, M.D.

Publication

Jamaica, 1820

AAS Catalog Record

https://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=564366 (Original not at AAS; digital edition available)

Citation

“Thomson, A Treatise on the Diseases of Negroes,” The Caribbeana Project at AAS, accessed February 6, 2023, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/caribbeana/items/show/92.

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