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Title: Traite Des Affections Vaporeuses Des Deux Sexes , Ou Maladies Nerveuses Vulgairement Appelees Maux De Nerfs.
Description: Paris, Imprimerie Royale. 1782, Nouvelle Edition. Full Calf, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Le Vasseur. Book, XII-595-(6)-[I] PP. Full page authors portrait engraved by Levasseur, after the painting by Kymli. An interesting and early, [lengthy] treatise on "Maladies Nerveuses" by the French King's, Chief Medecin Consultant. Amongst other diseases he comes with: Vomitting, Venerial Diseases, Delirium, Epilectic Strokes, Hysteria, Spasmodic Fevers, Coliques, etc. etc. As a cure he proposes amongst other things, "a good cup of turtle soup or any other strong bouillon".. He also gives some detailed case histories. The first edition by the "precursor of psychiatry" appeared in 1767. [Lyon] We can look upon this work as "New Hysteria Studies" of Enlightenment Medicine. Original full calf, spine richly gilded, red painted edges. "".. ce ne sont pas les médecins faiseurs de phrases et de systèmes qui guérissent, mais la nature, quand elle n'est pas contrariée par les remèdes chimiques et pharmaceutiques, et qu'elle est aidée par une paratique sage et éclairée."" Dezeimeris III, 747.-" [Some imperfections and a clumsy repair to upper hinge..] A clean copy with generous margins. Fine/No Jacket.

Keywords: Le Vasseurpsychiatry. Nervous Breakdown. Hysteria. Hypochondria.

Price: EUR 795.00 = appr. US$ 864.04 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 2770

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