Medical Notes on Climate, Diseases, Hospitals, and Medical Schools, in France, Italy, and Switzerland : Comprising an Inquiry into the Effects of a Residence in the South of Europe, in Cases of Pulmon Paperback / softback
by James Clark
Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine series
Having trained in Edinburgh as a surgeon and served aboard Royal Navy vessels, Sir James Clark (1788-1870) developed a particular interest in the spread of the tuberculosis pandemic in Europe.
A licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians from 1826, and elected to the Royal Society in 1832, he became a trusted physician and friend to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
This early work of 1820 was based on his first-hand knowledge of the treatment of tuberculosis in southern Europe as well as the effects of climate on the disease.
Among his tubercular patients in Italy around this time was the poet John Keats (who would succumb in 1821).
Also reissued in this series are Clark's Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption (1835), his Memoir of John Conolly (1869), and The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases (1829), a development of aspects of the present work.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 19/09/2013
- Category: Public health & preventive medicine
- ISBN: 9781108064347