Genevae:: Apud fratres de Tournes, 1754., 1754. Two parts in one. Folio. 24 x 35 cm. [viii], 871,  pp. Collation: [*]4, A6-4D6). Half title, title printed in red & black, engraved title vignette, Latin text printed predominantly in two columns, engraved initials, engraved head and tail pieces, small woodcut fig. (p.52); occasional minor stains, some folds, ownership signature [Hermann . . . ] trimmed on title top edge. Original half calf over boards, all edges red; heavily worn with chipped portions (spine is mostly missing), front joint reinforced with Kozo. Binding "as is", good internally. Bookplate of John G. Curtis Library of Columbia University. Rare. Second edition. "Hoffmann based his treatment on the use of sedatives, tonics, alternatives, and evacuants, according to the condition responsible for causing the disease. Apart from this system, [he] was one of the premier practitioners of his day and one of the first to give good descriptions of appendicitis, chlorosis, rubella, and convulsive asthma with dropsy." – Heirs of Hippocrates [referring to the entire Opera]. [More description available on request]. REFERENCES: The Dictionary of Eighteenth Century German Philosophers, 3 vols., edited by Manfred Kuehn and Heiner Klemme (London/New York: Continuum, 2010); DSB, VI, pp. 458-461; Blake, NLM, (lists editions from Geneva in 1740, 1748 and 1761; Wellcome Library, III, p.285 (2 vols. in 1). See: Garrison & Morton 72 (for the complete 9 volumes published 1740-53); Justin E. H. Smith, The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy, 2006; Willius & Dry, A History of the Heart and the Circulation, pp. 77-78. (Inventory #: M13008)
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