Publisher Information: Philadelphia: Literary Rooms, 1831.
Thackrah, Charles Turner (1795-1833). The effects of the principal arts, trades, and professions, and of civic states and habits of living, on health and longevity . . . 180pp. Philadelphia: Literary Rooms . . . Office of the Journal of Health . . . 1831. 128 x 81 mm. Sheep ca. 1831, gilt-ruled spine with leather label, rubbed, hinges tender. Browned and foxed as is common with American books of the period, but on the whole good.
First American Edition of Garrison-Morton.com 2123, the first English treatise on industrial disease and its prevention, which attracted attention from both medical men and laymen and played an important part in stimulating the factory and health legislation that mitigated some of the worst features of the Industrial Revolution. The book also includes important information on the harmful effects of child labor. The American edition, published in a small pocketbook format, appeared a year after the first English edition. Hunter, Diseases of Occupations (1957), pp. 116-21.Book Id: 46068