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Contributed Scholarly Introduction: Moseley, Benjamin, Medical Tracts (1800)

Moseley, Benjamin, Medical Tracts (1800)

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Published in 1800, this medical text is the second edition of physician Benjamin Moseley's Treatise on medical conditions that were common in the West Indies. The Treatise contains eight sections that cover Caribbean diseases and illnesses, but the tracts also descrie the treatment an management of sugar plantations. The eight tracts included in this edition include: I. On sugar II. On the cow-pox.-- III. On the yaws.-- IV. On obi ; or African witchcraft.-- V. On the plague ; and yellow fever of America.-- VI. On hospitals.-- VII. On bronchocele.-- VIII. On prisons




Works Cited

Ditchfield, G.M. “Sharp, Granville (1735-1813), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004;

online edition, Sept 2012.


Secondary Bibliography

Greene, Jack P. Evaluating Empire and Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Cambridge University

Press, 2013.


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