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The Works of Dr (Benjamin) Franklin With His Life, Thomas Allman, Holborn Hill, London 1830 SOLD

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The Works of Dr Franklin With His Life, Consisting of Essays Humerous, Moral and Literary With His Life Written By Himself, Thomas Allman, Holborn Hill, London 1830
small volume, repaired spine, frontis piece of Dr Franklin, hard cover, very rare, small volume, repaired spine, 338 pages, engraved title page, hard cover edges worn Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) A scientist and statesman from Boston who was intimately connected with medicine, although he was not formally trained. He invented the bifocal lens in 1785, and pioneered the treatment of nervous diseases using electricity. He also wrote on many medical subjects, such as deafness, gout and inoculation for smallpox. He was the founder and first President of the Pennsylvania Hospital in 1751. He was later commissioned to reorganize medical education in America and brought in several reforms 
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