1814.027: Plain Elementary Explanation of Nature and Cure of Disease.

Published: 1814

Full Title: A plain elementary explanation, of the nature and cure of disease, predicated upon facts and experience; presenting a view of that train of thinking which led to the invention of the patent, portable, warm and hot bath. By Samuel K. Jennings.

Author: Jennings, Samuel Kennedy (1771-1854).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Ritchie & Trueheart

Description: 96 pgs.; 21 cm. (8vo).


The multifaceted Jennings was then editor of the Lynchburg Press, as well as a practicing physician and a lay preacher in the Methodist Church there; his commitment to this newly patented treatment regime led him to abandon Lynchburg for Norfolk in 1815, and then on to Baltimore in 1817, where he became a founder of the Washington Medical College there. The choice of a Richmond publisher for this essay suggests Jennings was intent on tapping into the bookselling networks that converged in the capital and so find investors in his bath.

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