Historia Cardialgiae omnis aevi observata medica continuens.

Vindobonae [Vienna]: Litteris I.D. Hörlingianis. .1785

8vo, 5 leaves, 390 pages, 7 leaves. Paper rather browned and foxed up to signature M (also signature Z) owing to a different paper stock, minor foxing elsewhere. Contemporary vellum, spine slightly discoloured and with two small holes. Small stamp of Gildemeester on front free endpaper.

FIRST EDITION. This work contains an extensive survey of cardialgia, gastralgia, and all related subjects. It is particularly valuable for its historical sections, being one of the earliest books of its kind, in fact the sixth on the subject listed by Forbes (Manual of Select Medical Bibliography, 1835). Copies are variously bound, with the errata either at the beginning or at the end. A few copies (e.g. the Wellcome copy) have an advertisement leaf in German not present here.


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