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Title: De la génération des vers dans le corps de l'homme. De la nature & des especes de cette maladie, des ses effets, de ses signes, de ses prognostics: Des moyens de s'en préserver, des remedes pour la guérir, & c. ... Avec trois lettres écrites à l'Auteur, sur le sujet des Vers; le deux premieres d'Amsterdam par m. Nicolas Hartsoeker, & l'autre de Rome par M. Georges Baglivi.
Description: Amsterdam, Chez Thomas Lombrail, Marchand libraire dans le Beurs - straat, 1701. 8vo. W. 5 engr. pls. (of which 1 large folding plate, w. a tear easily repaired.). Contemp. vellum. (XX, 317, III (Book Catalogue Lombrail) pp.). (Occasionaly a few brown spots.). Heirs of Hippocrates [1st ed. 1700]: 'Andry, professor of medicne at Paris, was born at Lyons and studied and taught theology before becoming a physician in 1693. ...the present work on worms in the human body is his first medical book. Dealing with the effect and treatment of worms, ...': Hoeppli, 107 Blake, p. 15. W. 2 letters by Hartsoeker [lense maker and microscopist)and 1 letter on the subject by Baglivi from Rome: Comp. G&M 2448.2 (on the 1st ed. 1700): The first medical parasitology text - an exhaustive study of the parasites of man, the diseases associated with them and their treatment. Andry's views were often ahead of his time. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he did not believe in the spontaneous generation of parasites but clearly stated that their seeds entered the body from outside sources and that some foods were particularly liable to contain them.':

Keywords: parasitic medicine saliva infection

Price: EUR 1350.00 = appr. US$ 1467.24 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 25