Sacred to the Memory of William Buchan M.D. Author of the Domestic Medicine.Ob: Ad: MDCCCV Aet: LXXVI.
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William Buchan (1729-1805), physician and author. His 'Domestic Medicine, or the Family Physician' was published in 1769, and rapidly sold out of its first edition of 5000 copies. Before the twentieth century, no single health guide matched the popularity of 'Domestic Medicine', which by that time had gone through at least 142 English language editions (it was particularly popular in the US), and translations into several major European languages. In later life he published several other minor works.
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