London, England: Printed for The Sydenham Society, 1848. Second Printing. Leather. Good. Item #27078
vii + (1) Contents + 212 pages + 40 page List of the Officers and Members of the Sydenham Society at back. Text with an English as well as an Arabic index. The ancient treatise on disease by Rhazes (854-925) learned Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher, and important figure in the history of medicine; translated by William Alexander Greenhill (1814 - 1894) British physician and sanitary reformer "...also a member of the editorial staff of the British Medical Journal and a frequent contributor....By temperament a historian, Greenhill had in the 1840s turned his attention to the study of Arabic and Greek medical writers. He published a Greek and Latin edition of The Physiology of Theophilus (1842), an English translation from the Arabic of Rhazes, entitled Treatise on the Small Pox and Measles (1847), and wrote numerous articles on Greek and Roman physicians and medicine for Sir William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1844-9). He also published for the Sydenham Society... widely respected for his philanthropic endeavour and genuine humility..." (Perry Butler in the ODNB) Printed by C. & J. Adlard. Front endpaper with the armorial - style bookplate of T.H. Tanner; and with the handwritten name and purchase date of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Volume approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" size; bound in tan linen-covered boards, polished brown calf leather corners and spine; contrasting black leather label, titles gilt; simple gilt line-rules on the spine, marbled endpapers. Some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; top two compartments of the spine covering fire-darkened; flakiness of the leather at edges; solidly bound and in good condition.