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Christian Marcgrave
Christian Marcgrave/Marggraf-Medicinae Practicae-Medicine-fine old binding-1685
Lugduni Batavorum: Boutesteyn, Cornelium, 1685. Near Fine condition, in a beautiful full leather period binding. Upper board slightly bowed, endpapers just a bit tattered at extreme margin only. Contents clean, binding sound, appears quite complete. Prodromus Medicinae Practicae Dogmaticae & vere Rationalis. Superstructae circulari sanguinis motui, nec non principiis chemicis ac hypothesi Helmontianae & Sylvianae. Exhibens specimen methodi perquam facilis medendi plerisque corporis humani affectibus ope salium i. e. acidi & alcali. By Christian Marcgrave [sometimes given as Marggraf]. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Cornelium Boutesteyn, 1685. A rather scarce medical book by the German physician Christian Marcgrave The work discusses illness from the viewpoint of the physiological chemistry of Sylvius. The causes and cures for various maladies are displayed in the form of tables. Second edition, much expanded, of a work first published in 1673. Christian Marcgrave was the brother of Georg Marcgrave [1610 - 1644], the celebrated German Naturalist and Astronomer who published pioneering work on the natural history of Brazil. This work Includes an 8 pp. tribute to his brother, entitledVita Georgii Marggravii. Pagination: [18]: engraved frontis, title, Prefatio Authoris ad lectorum, [8]: Vita Georgii Marggravii, 173; [7]: index, errata.
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