A Treatise on Veterinary Medicine, in Four Volumes. Vol. I, by James White (1820).
James White published several veterinary works in the late 18th and early 19th century. Although little scholarly sources exist that detail his life, he was a veterinary surgeon that at one point, according to A Treatise on Veterinary Medicine, included service in the British Army.
The Cherry Collection contains volume one of A Treatise on Veterinary Medicine, a work published in four volumes first published in the early 1800s (the Cherry Collection contains a later, 12th edition published in 1820). He begins the work with a tribute to the Duke of York, who was White’s patron and financed the publication of the first edition of the work.
Focused on horses, White explores the design and ideal function of stables and their influence on equine health as well as grooming before moving into more specific discussions about equine health issues. He outlines the structure of the internal organs including the lungs, heart, and abdomen. He then discusses various disorders such as inflammations, fevers, urinary issues, colic, strangles and broken wind, among many others.