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ALPINUS, Prosper.- BOERHAAVE [Preaf.].- H. GAUBIUS [Ed.].- - De praesagienda vita & morte aegrotantium libri septem in quibus ars tota Hippocratica praedicendi in aegrotis varios morborum eventus, cum ex veterum Medicorum dogmatis, tum ex longa accurataque observatione, nova methodo elucesit. Cum praefatione H. Boerhaave. Editio altera Leidensis , cujus textum recensuit, passim emendavit, supplevit; citata Hippocrates loca accuravit H.D. Gaubius ...cum Capitum & Rerum duplici indice.

Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Isaaci Severini, 1733. 4to. W. title in red and black, engr. vignet on pr. title ('J. Goeree delin. P. Sluyter sculp.'). Fine engr. fold. portrait preceding p. 1 ('R. Blockhuysen fecit.'). (Smal tear in portr. restored w. Japan paper on verso.). Contemp. hlf. roan over marbl. brds. (Spine, edges & corners (badly) rubbed) [*4, plus 1 leaf *4 extra, **4, ***2, A4 - Z4, Z 1 - 3 extra lvs. (p. 184ab, cd, ef 3 x extra), Aa - Zz4, Aaa - Zzz4, Aaaa - Eeee4 (Eeee2 signed Eee2), Ffff Gggg4, Hhhh2]. (XXII, 558, XLVI (Index) pp.). (Libr. st. on title [Capital letters 'Acad' & 'Lugd'] and collector's ex libris in oval on verso title ['... J.Geel 1843'].). DSB vol. I, pp. 124 - 125: Alpinus (1553 - 1616) was managing director of the botanical gardens at Padua. 'The "Praesagienda vita" is a detailed study of prognostics in which attention is devoted to the patient's mental state and its bearing on health, as well as to the usual physical and diagnostic signs.': G&M 2194 (ed 1601): 'A classical work on prognosis': Norman coll. vol. I, item 40 (ed 1601): 'Boerhaave edited an edition ... in 1733 and stated in its preface that "there (is) nowhere to be found, a book fitter for promoting medicinal knowledge, and consequently none more worthy to be warmly recommended to students in medicine.': Waller, 371: Wellcome vol. II, p. 36: Comp. Lindeboom 528: Issue with 'editio altera Leidensis ' instead of 'editio nova': BMN. I, 200:
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