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...Rhazes (860-932), a great clinician, ranks with Hippocrates, Aretaeus, and Sydenham as one of the original portrayers of disease. His description of smallpox and measles is the first authentic account in literature, a classic text...
...Richard Mead was physician to King George II, Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians at London and Edinburgh, and of the Royal Society. With an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. In three volumes. Volume 1: Memoirs...
...First edition of Mead's work on smallpox and measles, which includes a Latin translation of Rhazes work. Mead favoured inoculation, and his great authority and influence helped towards a more general acceptance of this measure. Rhazes...