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Courtesy Dr. Gary Lilan Collection

This book was translated by John Randy of Philadelphia from the original German edition of Baron Van Swieten. Robert Bell printed the volume and sold it from his Third Street business establishment, beginning in 1776. The text was bound with another medical reference. Plain Concise Practical Remarks, on the Treatment of wounds and Fractures; to which is added, An Appendix , On Camp and Military Hospitals; Principally Designed, for the Use of Young Military and Naval Surgeons in North America. Medical science of the era was not greatly advanced. Far more troops died from disease than from battle related causes.