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SPACH, Israel.
Gynaeciorum, sive de Mulierum turn Communibus, turn Gravidarum, Parientium, et Puerperarum Affectibus & Morbis, Libri Graecorum, Arabum, Latinorum Veterum et Recentium quotquot extant, ...
Strassburg: Lazarus Zetzner, 1597. First edition. First edition under Spach's editorship, and the most complete edition of this celebrated collection of gynaecological writings, incorporating the best that had been written on the subject. "The increased interest in diseases of women during the Renaissance is evidenced by the appearance of what we may call encyclopedias of gynaecology. Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) of Zurich, a physician of remarkable erudition and the author of the famous Bibliotheca Universalis, prepared a collection of what were considered the best treatises on diseases of women and proposed to edit them in a single volume. Before the work was finished, Gesner died, but he had designated his friend and successor at the University of Zürich, Caspar Wolff (1532-1601), to complete the task ... In 1586, twenty years after the publication of the first Gynaecia, a second four-volume edition appeared. Considerably augmented, it was the work of Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624), professor of anatomy, botany, medicine and Greek at the University of Basle ... The third and final edition of the Gynaecia appeared eleven years later in 1597, issued in a single volume by Israel Spach of Strassbourg" (Ricci, pp. 254-255). "Spach's compilation of gynecological and obstetrical texts was the largest such collection of its day, reprinting most of the works collected in Caspar Wolff's Volumen gynaeciorum (1566) and Gaspard Bauhin's Gynaeciorum sive de mulierum affectibus (1586-1588), and adding several other treatises. The collection includes works by Plater (whose anatomy of the female … [Click Below for Full Description]
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