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Title: Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis. Tomus primus [- quintus]. ... [at the end of vol. V] Libellus de Materie Medica et remediorum formulis, ...
Description: Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Johannem et Hermannum Verbeek, bibliop., 1742. 4to. In 6 vols. W. engr. front. [depicting Boerhaave's grave in the Pieterskerk at Leiden], engr. vigns. on titles. Full contemp. clf., spines elaborately gilttooled, in 6 compartments. (All vols. top of spine some dam., outer hinges vols. 1 (partially at upper hinge) and 4 and 6 (total upper hinge) splitting; vols. 1, 3, 5, 6 a few corners dam.). (XVI, 956; IV, 810; VIII, 685, I; VI, 751, I (blank); X, 691, XV (index auctorum), LVI (index rerum), 94 ("De Materie Medica"), I (Impr.), I (blank); VI, 231, I (Book cat. Verbeek) pp.). (Vol. 1 pinhole wormh. lower blank margin; all vols. fine marbled endpapers;). (Without the engraved portrait.). First edition. Lindeboom, Bibl. Boerhaaviana, item 209, edition with the supplement volume, see also item 208. For the "Materie Medica" comp. Lindeboom, item 284 - 292.: The preface in this 'Libellus de materie medica' dated february 11, 1719. Total number of pages 94.: 'Gerard van Swieten (1700 - 1772), who later became family doctor to Maria Theresia, and who had followed Boerhaave's lectures for 20 years, taping [sic!] them down in his own form of shorthand (deciphered by van Leersum), considered it his life work as a medical writer to commentate [sic!] on Boerhaave's aphorisms, that book called by von Haller: "aureus in summa brevitate libellus".' ... Boerhaave was forced to edit a collection of prescriptions referring to his teachings in the aphorisms after one of his English pupils had them printed without his consent. In the preface to the genuine edition of his "Libellus" dated February 1, 1719, he explains how he purposely omitted every recommendation to drugs in his Aphorisms ... [for fear of] indiscriminate use [which] would cause harm to many patients by disregarding the individual variations of condition.'.: Boerhaave did feel the need for a collection of prescriptions as a necessary compliment to the Aphorisms.: Boerhaave tentoonstelling Leiden, 1968, page 18, see P15, the funeral monument for Boerhaave in the Pieterskerk at Leiden, see the engraved frontispiece in volume I. The monument was designed in 1762 and sculptured by Anthony de Wapperon from the Hague. A square base carries a marble urn from which a flame rises. Around the urn 6 sculptured heads representing the various stages of man's ageing process. On the base of the monument a round medallion in which the portrait of Boerhaave in profile.: G&M 2200: 'A pupil of Boerhaave, van Swieten transplanted the latter's method of teaching to Vienna and founded the Vienna School of medicine. He spent many years on the preparation of his great "Commentaria" ...': Heirs of Hippocrates, item 540 [Paris ed. 1755 - 1773 in 5 vols.]: '... one of the most widely read and frequently reprinted works of the 18th c. It is written in the Hippocratic manner, and the chapters on rheumatic fever, syphilis, and fevers are masterpieces of clinical description.': A good set, with the supplement volume by J.A. Gladbach.

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