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Title: [In Greek:] De causis et signis acutorum, et diuturnorum morborum libri quatuor de Curatione acutorum et diuturnorum morborum libri quatuor. Cum commentariis integris P. Petiti,...J. Wiggani,... Mattairii, ...D.W. Trilleri observationibus et emendatis. Editionem curavit Hermannus Boerhaave.
Description: Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Janssonios van der Aa, 1735. Folio. Printed title in red and black. Some woodc. head- and tailpieces. Contemp. full dutch blindst. vellum, spine renewed, skilfully done. (Lower corners rubb./dam.; some surface soiling of covers.). [n1, ()2, () ()2, **2-7*2, 8*1, A-Q4, R8 [plus R5-8], S-Z4; Aa-Oo4, Pp2 - Zz2; Aaa-Xxx2, Yyy3, Zzz2; Aaaa-Vvvv2 [=279 lvs]. (X, 26, 1-136 [plus 136a-h], 137 - 604 [=558] pp.). (Upper inner hinge opening up, but firm.). (A few leaves w. some foxing.). (In ink on upper paste down 'Wx Libris Brent Gration - Maxfield 1951']. Greek-Latin ed. of the complete works of one of the most important early Greek authors. Hirsch vol. I, pp. 190-191: Blake, p. 18: Wellcome vol. II, p. 54: Choulant, p. 83: Lindeboom, Bibliogr. Boerhaaviana, item 557: 'The edition gives the Greeek and Latin text with the much appreciated commentaries'. : Comp. G&M. item 4915 [London,Sydenham, 1856]: 'Aretaeus wrote important accounts of melancholy ... and ... madness.': Norman Coll. comp. vol. I, item 64 [Oxford, ed. by John Wigan, 1723]: 'Wigan's finely printed folio edition was used by Boerhaave when he published his own edition of Aretaeus in 1735.': Idem, note at item 62: 'Aretaeus of Cappadocia was a member of the Pneumatic School of physicians, founded by Athenaeus of Attalia in the 1st century B.C. His writings on the causes, symptoms and cures of acute and chronic diseases ['de causis ..'] are the only works from this school to have come down to us intact. Aretaeus furnished many excellent descriptions of diseases, including the first accurate account of diabetes ... the first description of epilepsy from a depressed skull fracture, the first clear account of diphtheria... the classic description of nodous leprosy... and a full account of tetanus.':

Keywords: classical texts psychiatry melancholia medicine

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- Book number: 2079