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Title: The opera medicinale, (Mexico, P. Ocharte, 1570). W. ill. With a biographical and bibliographical introduction by Fr. Guerra.
Description: London, Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1970. 2 vols. in vellum slipcase (Zaensdorff). G&M 5372: '....the first medical book published in the New World, it includes references to native drugs and to parturation and its complication. Original description of tabardillo (Spanish or Mexican typhus.)' Price, Wellcome, Americana M. 24. 'The work contains four occasional essays on typhys, venesection in pleurisy, the doctrine of critical day and the nature of sarsaparilla. The extremely crude woodcuts are said to be the first medical illustrations published in America. Reprint in 250 copies only.

Keywords: non european pharmacy medicine communicable diseases

Price: EUR 295.00 = appr. US$ 320.62 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 4247