Case of a Periodical Affection of the Eyes and Chest. [In:] Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, vol. X, part 1, pp. 161–165. London: Printed for Longman… 1819. [And:] Of the Catarrhus Aestivus or Summer Catarrh. [In:] Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, vol. 14, pp. 437–446.

London: Printed for Longman… .1828

2 volumes, 8vo, pp. vii, 242, (1), xxiii, 435, 6 plates (1 coloured); xxiii, (i), 463, 2 folding and coloured plates. Contemporary blue half calf, some small repairs to spines, bookplates. The whole volumes are offered; Bostock’s papers occupy pp. 161–165 and 437–446 respectively in the two volumes.

FIRST EDITIONS. G&M 2582: “Bostock’s classical description of the ‘catarrhus aestivus’, hay fever, is also referred to as ‘Bostock’s catarrh’. It begins the modern era in the clinical recognition of hay fever. The case he described was in fact his own. He was physician to Guy’s Hospital, London.” The second of these two papers is on the history and aetiology of hay fever, G&M 2583. Major, Classic Descriptions of Disease, pp. 618–620.


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