Herman Boerhaave’s Materia Medica: or, a series of prescriptions adapted to the sections of his practical aphorisms concerning the knowledge and cure of diseases. Translated from the Latin original of the last genuine edition of the author.

London: Printed for W. Innys…and R. Manby… 1741.1741

8vo, pp. (viii), 208, xxix, (3) adverts. Woodcut ornaments. Contemporary speckled calf, spine ruled in gilt and with red morocco label, double gilt fillet on sides. Some page corners creased, but a fine copy. Small personal library stamp on verso of title and on one or two other pages.

Third edition in English of the prescriptions published by Boerhaave to complement his aphorisms. Boerhaave “purposely omitted every recommendation to drugs in his Aphorisms… However, in his lectures he used to discuss pharmacological and pharmacotherapeutic notions extensively, the materia medica, and he felt that a collection of prescriptions would be the necessary complement to the Aphorisms, so enabling his disciples to treat patients according to his views” (Lindeboom). Lindeboom 311.


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