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PIQUER y ARRUFAT, Andres

Tratado de las Calenturas Segun la Observacion, y el Mechanismo.

£300

Valencia, Joseph Garcia, 1751.

Description

Small 4to.  (8) ff., 248 pp., (l) f.  1 folding plate of a saint and an angel.  Later calf.   Signatures Q, R & S slightly discoloured.   

First edition.  Piquer was physician to Ferdinand VI and Charles III of Spain.   ". . of these (enlightened physicians) the most capable was Andrés Piquer . . who upheld controlled experiment and observation as the basis for the improvement of medical science.   In his own day Piquer was a pioneer . . the majority of Spanish doctors were (his) disciples" (Herr, The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain, p. 41).   Hernandez Morejón called him the greatest Spanish physician, the Hippocrates of Spain.   A French translation appeared in l776.   The folding plate is not called for by any bibliographer.

Palau 227176.  Aguilar Piñal VI, 2896.   Surgeon General's Library Cat. XI, 325.  Hernandez Morejón VII, 148. 

 

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