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SOUSA PINTO, Antonio José de

Vademecum do Cirurgião, ou Tratado de Symptomas, causas, diagnosis, prognosis, e tratamento das molestias cirurgicas, e suas correspondentes operações, incluindo O Diccionario Etymologico dos termos da Arte; a Pharmacopea Cirurgica, ou Selecção de Fórmulas adaptadas ao uso interno, e externo: em que se descrevem o uso, virtudo, e dose dos remedios nas molestias a que se fazem applicaveis.  Com hum appendice, ou Breve Tratado de Cirurgia Forense, ou Legal . .

£250

Lisbon, Impressão Regia, 1815.

Description

Small 4to.  (3) ff., 354, 50, xix pp.  Near contemporary calf (upper hinge cracked, corners bumped, some traces of worming in front cover).   Ownership signature across title p.   Traces of worming in front free end-paper, some annotations in ink, otherwise a good copy.

A handbook for surgeons by the principal Portuguese pharmacist of the early 19th century.   Sousa Pinto was apprenticed to his uncle, a pharmacist, in Lisbon and became pharmacist to the Royal family and a member of a commission instructed to draw up a legal pharmacopoeia to substitute the existing code.   A prolific author, he was appointed director of the São Lazaro Hospital and Provedor-Mór da Saude, and in 1837 became a member of the Committee of Public Health of Portugal.   ‘Pharmacopea Cirurgica, ou Selecção de Formulas adaptadas ao uso interno e externo, em que se descrevem o uso, virtude, e dose dos remedios nas molestias a que se fazem applicaveis’ occupies pp. 307 - 354, followed by the ‘Appendix, Breve Tratado da Cirurgia Forense ou Legal’ (50 pp.).  

Innocêncio I, 181.   Surgeon General's Cat. XIII, 339.   Wellcome Cat. IV, p. 391.  

 

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