1715 · Mutinae
Torti, a professor in the University of Modena, was the first to systematically study => the effect of cinchona in the treatment of malaria. He recommended the use of the drug for a period of eight days beyond the febrile stage of malaria and in 1712 published Therapeutice specialis ad febres quasdam perniciosas, inopinatò, ac repentè lethales, una verò china china, peculiari methodo ministrata, sanabiles, which pushed that advice and seriously displeased his senior colleague Bernardino Ramazzini, who in 1714 took Torti to task in his De abusu chinae chinae.
The present work is Torti's reply to Ramazzini's De abusu chinae chinae. Needless to say the Modena University colleagues and friends were soon erstwhile friends.
Blake, NLM 18th Century, p. 455; Alden & Landis 715/174; Waring, Bibliotheca therapeutica, I, 341. 18th-century quarter vellum with block-printed paper sides; outside lower corner of front board bent but not breaking. Internally a very good copy. (Inventory #: 40092)