Tratado de las Calenturas Segun la Observacion, y el Mechanismo.
Valencia, Joseph Garcia, 1751.
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