MEAD, Richard.

Medica Sacra: sive, de morbis insignioribus, qui in Bibliis memorantur, commentarius.

London: J. Brindley, .1749

8vo, 2 leaves, pp. xix, (iii), 108. Half-title. Paper lightly browned or foxed, otherwise a good copy. Half calf antique.

FIRST EDITION. On the diseases mentioned in the Bible. Mead explained Job’s disease as elephantiasis, Saul’s as melancholia, Jehoram’s as dysentery, Hezekiah’s as an abscess, and Nebuchadnezzar’s as hypochondriasis. He also discusses leprosy, palsy and demoniacal possession.


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