An Account of the Tilbury Water. Containing, a narrative of the discovery of the medicinal qualities of this spring, experiments on the water, observations on the experiments, the vertues of the water interspers'd with various cases, the manner of drinking it; and lastly several remarkable cures.
London: Printed for W. Meadows, 1740. Second edition with additions, 8vo (190 x 115 mm), , i [i.e. iii]-iv, -40pp., pp. [5-6] misnumbered i and iv, title page a little dusty, recent quarter red morocco, marbled boards, red morocco label lettered in gilt on upper cover. John Andree, (1697/81785), physician, was the co-founder of the London Hospital. "During his life he was best-known as the physician who extolled the medicinal properties of the alterative water derived from a particular well in the village of West Tilbury, Essex. His tract An Account of the Tilbury Water (1737) remained in print for half a century; the water was promoted as a 'true specifick' for diarrhoeas and all kinds of fluxes, and was considered to be 'fitted by nature to absorb and correct the acrimonious contents of the stomach and bowels'."(ODNB). Wellcome on-line, no. 10628708.
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Keywords: MEDICINE HYDROLOGY TILBURY WATER