Boerhaave’s Aphorisms: concerning the knowledge and cure of diseases. Translated from the last edition printed in Latin at Leyden, 1728. With useful observations and explanations.

London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch…and W. Innys and R. Manby… 1735.1735

8vo, pp. (xvi), 444, (4). Woodcut ornaments. Contemporary speckled calf, spine ruled in gilt and with red morocco label, double gilt fillet on sides. Short cracks at ends of joints, one corner bumped, but a nice copy. Small personal library stamp on verso of title and on one or two other pages.

Third edition in English. Boerhaave’s Aphorisms is a collection of short pronouncements concerning the diagnosis and therapy of various diseases. It was hugely popular, with many editions, translations, plagiarisms and commentaries. Lindeboom 195.


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