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IATRICA: SEU PRAXIS MEDENDI. THE PRACTICE OF CURING BEING A MEDICINAL HISTORY OF MANY FAMOUS OBSERVATIONS IN THE CURE OF DISEASES, PERFORMED BY THE AUTHOR HEREOF. WHEREUNTO IS ADDED BY WAY OF SCHOLIA, A COMPLETE THEORY, OR METHOD OF PRECEPTS, WHEREIN THE NAMES, DEFINITIONS, KINDS, SIGNS, CAUSES, PROGNOSTICKS, AND VARIOUS WAIES OF CURE ARE METHODICALLY INSTITUTED, DIGESTED AND REDUCED TO VULGAR PRACTICE, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL OF THE CHOICES OBSERVATIONS OF OTHER FAMOUS MEN.
Th. Dawks 1681 (1684), London - Quarto (7-1/8" x 9-1/4") bound in contemporary calf with modern sympathetic and expert restoration at the spine and corners, one original brass clasp with remains of the other; gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Salmon; [xx], 762, [14] pages. Of the first edition of 1681, Wing S432 notes only one location. The reason for this might be found in the Preface which states that the work is to be issued in weekly parts. Salmon treated all diseases, sold prescriptions of his own device, cast horoscopes, and professed alchemy. In this work Salmon offers treatments for nightmares, drunkenness, palsy, epilepsy, convulsions, headaches, vertigo, falling-sickness, etc. HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES 429 (SEPLASIUM 1693): "Salmon was one of the earliest and most successful writers on popular science and medicine." The portrait and two title pages (one dated 1681, the other 1684) expertly extended at the inner margin; endpapers renewed. Five pages with small tears and no loss except for one page number. Fine, attractive copy with minor defects only [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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