The Natural History of Aleppo is a 1756 book by naturalist Alexander Russell on the natural history of Aleppo. In 1794 his half-brother, Patrick Russell, revised and expanded the text in a second edition. The book is significant for its quality, the contemporary interest it attracted, and for being a product of the Scottish Enlightenment.
|Author||Alexander Russell, Patrick Russell|
|Original title||The natural history of Aleppo, and parts adjacent. Containing a description of the city, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood; together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the plague, with the methods used by the Europeans for their preservation|
When the book was published it was immediately an important European record and perspective on the state of contemporary science in Syria.
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- Boogert, Maurits H. van den (2010). Aleppo observed : Ottoman Syria through the eyes of two Scottish doctors, Alexander and Patrick Russell (1. publ. ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199588565.
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