Biographia Medica; or, historical and critical memoirs of the life and writings of the most eminent medical characters that have existed from the earliest account of time to the present period; with a catalogue of their literary productions.

London: Printed for J. Johnson,... .1799

2 volumes, 8vo, pp. vii, (viii), 510; 1 leaf, pp. 546. Printed on light blue paper. A little foxing, and paper slightly browned in the margins (more so on the first and last leaves). Contemporary half calf, nicely rebacked and corners repaired. Signature in upper margin of title-pages of John Julius Jones.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 6707. The first general dictionary of medical biography in English. John Aikin’s pioneer work of 1780 covered only British physicians.


In stock

Unsure of some of these terms? Click here to download a copy of Carter & Barker, ABC for Book Collectors (2006), which has full explanations.