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Neu=Vermehrte, Heylsame Dreck=Apothecke - Paulini, Christian Franz. Baroque mono - 1748. [1224772]
Frankfurt & Leipzig 1748 - Paulini, Christian Franz. Neu=Vermehrte, Heylsame Dreck=Apothecke, Wie nemlich mit Koth und Urin Fast alle, ja auch die schwerste, gifftigste Kranckheiten, und bezauberte Schäden vom Haupt biß zun Füssen, inn=und äusserlich, glücklich curieret worden; Mit allerhand raren, so wohl nütz=als ergötzlichen Historien und Anmerckungen, Auch Anderm Feinen Denckwürdigkeiten, Nochmals bewährt, nun zum vierten mahl um ein merckliches verbessert, und mit dem Andern Theil vermehrt. Frankfurt & Leipzig, widow of Friedrich Daniel Knoche & Eßlinger, 1748. 2 parts in 1 volume, 8vo. Engraved frontispiece + [1]f title in red & black + [20] f preface + 436p of text + [2]f title & preface + 474p of text. Contemporary half vellum; spinkled boards; worn. A baroque pharmacological manual by the Thuringian physician and polymath, Paulini, (1643-1712) which is thought to be the first study suggesting the therapeutic application of excrements. The author presents a large collection of prescriptions based on human and animal excreta to be used as remedies to cure a great variety of ailments including cases of severe poisoning. His sources purport to be ancient and current medical publications and traditional popular recipes handed down orally. The book also includes humorous scatological anecdotes showing the author to be an entertainer and charlatan. First published in 1697, this is his best-known work, here in its 4th revised edition, posthumously published and enlarged with a second part taken from notes by the author. Paulini was physician to the Duke of Brunswick and later town physician of Eisenach, but made his reputation as a prolific polyhistorian.He corresponded with Leibniz, and was elected to the most prestigious German learned societies such as the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft (1st German literary society (1614), the Pegnitz Blumenorden (society of poets (1644) and the Leopoldina (1st German National Academy of Science (1652). Many of his alleged historical sources were later exposed as forgeries. Last quire lightly waterstained, occasional browning in gutter. otherwise a good copy with copious contemporary manuscript notes on fly leaves and with sections marked with stubs to use as a finger index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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