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Pharmacopoeia Officinalis & Extemporanea. Or, A Complete Dispensatory, in Four Parts. Containing 1. - The Theory of Pharmacy. II. - A Description of the Officinal Simples, with their Virtues and Preparations, Galenical and Chymical. III. - The Officinal Compositions, according to the last Alterations of the College. IV. - Contemporaneous Prescriptions. To which is added, An Account of the Common Adulterations of both Simples and Commons.
London. Printed for T. Longman. 1782.. Hardcover. Book thick8vo, [xvi],656,[60,4]p., index and ads., in contemporary full tree calf, new crimson leather label, original spine stamping faded, last section slightly jumped, some expertly binding repairs, very good condition. (sgc) John Quincy, M.D., was an English apothecary known as a medical writer. He was apprenticed to an apothecary, and afterwards practiced medicine as an apothecary in London. He was a Dissenter and a Whig, a friend of Dr. Richard Mead, and an enemy of Dr. John Woodward. He studied mathematics and the philosophy of Isaac Newton. He knew little of clinical medicine, and was only skillful in the arrangement of drugs in prescriptions. He considered dried millipedes good for tuberculous lymphatic glands, but thought the royal touch for scrofula superstitious. He received the degree of M.D. from the University of Edinburgh for his Medicina Statica Britannica' (1712), a translation of the Aphorisms' of Sanctorius, of which a second edition appeared in 1720. Joseph Collet, governor of Fort St. George, was one of his patrons, and Quincy printed in 1713 a laudatory poem on their common friend, the Rev. Joseph Stennett. A member of a collateral branch of the ancient Norman family of this name, practiced, lectured and wrote in the city of London, were he d. 1723. Allibone (1st series, v2, p1723), lists 13 titles published mainly on medicine and pharmacopeia. .
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