Hoffman RA804 .C8
WILLIAM CURRIE (1754-1828)
William Currie first considered studying theology, but
then turned to medicine, graduating with medical degree. He served as a
surgeon during the American Revolution.
In his work on climate and disease he sought to provide a
general view of these subjects about the new nation, one of the earliest
attempts in climatic medical research. His work provided the first overview of the
geographic nature of disease and health throughout the United States.
In his book he proceeds geographically from north, to south, discussing
the climate and diseases of each of the thirteen states, as well as
including meteorological tables and mortality statistics.
This is the first edition, published in 1792 at Philadelphia.
The Hoffman Library also has Currie's A View of Diseases most
Prevalent in the United States of America, published in 1811 (Hoffman RA804
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