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Etliche tractaten vor in Truck nie ausskommen - PARACELSUS - 1564. 
Woodcut coat-of-arms of Paracelsus on verso of title. 4 p.l., 167 pp. 4to, attractive antique calf (minor browning), gilt. Cologne: Heirs of A. Birckmann, 1564. First edition of this rare collection of thirteen of the most important medical tracts by Paracelsus on various diseases and their treatments. They include one of the author's most thorough discussions of gout (Paracelsus was the first to suggest the possibility of a chemical as opposed to a humoral causation for gout), an important contribution to his theories regarding the treatment of epilepsy, and descriptions of colic, rheumatism, dropsy, consumption, etc. Fine copy. This is a rare book. ? Sudhoff 63. Temkin, The Falling Sickness, pp. 170-77.
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