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14. Letters relating to the plague, and other contagious distempers. [electronic resource] : Part I. Letters to Martin Folkes, Esq. President of the Royal Society of London, &c. read at several Meetings of the Royal Society in the Years 1743, 1744. Wherein the principal Ways by which the Infection of the Plague, or any other contagious Fever, may be conveyed to human Bodies, are carefully considered; and proper Means of Safety from it are proposed. Part II. Letters to *****. Containing general rules for a suitable management, when that sickness shall be brought into any city, army, or navy; and proper Preservatives from it. Likewise an Account of Events predicted in the Word of God, and to be expected in the Time of a Pestilence, &c. And a letter to John Milner, Esq. containing an Account of the Nature of the Cause which produced the contagious Distemper among the Cattle in 1714, with Rules to Farmers for Management, and suitable Remedies, when such Contagion shall be among their Herds. And a Method proposed for finding out the Quality of the Cause producing the epidemical Diseases now among the Cattle in Great Britain, and foreign Countries, and the proper Medicines for Curing them. Whereunto are added copper-plates of machines, which may be useful in an infectious season. Designed for Usefulness to the Public, and to Families; and particularly for the Safety of Magistrates in the Performance of their Office, and the Preservation of those Divines, and others, who shall be obliged to visit, or attend the Sick. By Theophilus Lobb, M.D. Member of the College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Royal Society of London, &c. [1745]

17. To all gentlemen, ladies and others, The intent of Publishing this Book in this Nature is, that each Person shall first have the Reading of it through, and then Consider the weighty Matters herein Contain'd. The intent being only for the Publick Good, as to the Preservation of Life in Time of Need. It having met with that Reception in the Kingdom of England, that there was upwards of Four Hundred Thousand of them Distributed. So that in Case, after Twelve Hours Time to Peruse it over, this Jewel shall not be thought worthy of the Price of one single Penny, and to be lockt up in your Cabinet, as the most estimable Riches in your Family; Praying to God so favour this Kingdom, that there may be never occasion to make use of it. Be pleas'd to keep it Clean, and return it to the Bearer. N. B. Since the nations of Great Britain are equally Concern'd, And are under the apprehensions of fear, of that contagious distemper the plague spreading, by the Eggs being scatter'd as the Weather shall become Warm, in this year ensuing 1722. which the two famous Citys in England and Ireland, (viz.) London and Dublin, too severly felt the smart, let it not be forgot. Therefore, as the present wise government of the Kingdom of England. thought fit that the Learne College on Physitians of London, should prescribe remedys for every family to be their own physicians, in the Day of Tribulation and Afflictions, and time of Need; when no one will attend them. They have in this book, without any Reserve to themselves, Candidly set forth, the true experienc d remedies made us e of in the Year of the great Sickness 1665 in London, where-with so many Thousands were Preserv'd, of all that took it, not one Died, which was done by Order of the King and Council; with the true Receipts and Rules for its prevention and Cure. Courteous Reader, Consider why the same Measures taken in England, for the Prevention and Cure of that Pestilential Distemper call'd the Plague; may not be as useful in this Kingdom, since if you Compare the terrible Infection now rageing in France with that in Dublin in the Year 1652. and that in London in the Year 1665. you will find them equal the same; and therefore ought to be kept in every Family, to be ready at Hand, when no one will attend them. Dedicated to the Honourable Sir Hans Sloane, Knight and Baronet, President to the famous College of Physicians in London [electronic resource]. [1722]


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