Author:Thomas Percival

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Thomas Percival
English physician, health reformer, ethicist and author
Thomas Percival


  • Essays medical and experimental: on the following subjects, viz. I. The empiric. II. The dogmatic. Or, arguments for and against the use of theory and reasoning in physick. III. Experiments and observations on astringents and bitters IV. On the uses and operation of blisters. V. On the resemblance between chyle and milk. London: for Joseph Johnson and B. Davenport, 1767 (followed by later editions)
  • Essays medical and experimental [Vol. II]: on the following subjects: 1. On the Columbo root. 2. On the orchis root. 3. On the waters of Buxaaton and Matlock ... 4. On the medicinal uses of fixed air. 5. On the antiseptic and sweetening powers ... of factitious air. 6. On the noxious vapours of charcoal. 7. On the atrabilis. 8. On sea salt. 9. On coffee. To which are added, select histories of diseases ... London: for Joseph Johnson, 1773
  • Essays, medical philosophical and experimental; By Thomas Percival, M.D. F.R.S. and A.S. Lond. F.R.S. and R.M.S. Edinb. Member of the Royal Society of Medicine at Paris ; of the Royal Society of Agriculture at Lyons ; and of the American Philosophy Soc. at Philadelphia, &c. &c. The fourth edition, revised and enlarged. 2 vols. Warrington: printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, London, 1788–89
  • Medical ethics; or a Code of institutes and precepts, adapted to the professional interests of physicians and surgeons. Manchester: S. Russell, 1803 (followed by later editions)
  • (1781). A father's instructions; moral tales, fables, and reflections 5th edition (external scan)
  • (1781). A Socratic discourse on truth and faithfulness (external scan)
  • Percival, Thomas; Percival, Edward (1807). The Works, Literary, Moral and Medical: To which are Prefixed Memoirs of His Life and Writings and a Selection from His Literary Correspondence. J. Johnson (external scan)
  • Percival, Thomas; Percival, Edward (1807). Memoirs of the life and writings of Thomas Percival (by E. Percival). To which is added, a selection from his literary correspondence (external scan)

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