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Medicine. Textbook of medicine

Reference code
MSS/0025
Title
Medicine. Textbook of medicine
Date
early 18th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. I + 124. Quarto. Leather, brown.
Scope and content
Cl. Archibaldi Pitcairne Methodus Praxews in usum Tyronum in arte medica concinnata sive, Praxis Medica Pitcarniana' (fol. 3). A textbook of medicine by Archibald Pitcairne, MD (1652-1713). Arranged in 27 chapters by topics, e.g. apoplexy, paralysis, with descriptions of symptoms and recipes for treatment. Subject index, fols. 1-2. Pitcairne was a celebrated physician who became involved in controversy owing to his Jacobite views. He gave free treatment to the poor of Edinburgh, wrote satirical verse and was suspected of atheism. His collected works were published in 1733 (Venice); 1737 (Leiden).
Creator
Pitcairne, Archibald (1652-1713), physician and poet
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/25
MS 25