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ALPINUS, P. - 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.'). Contemp. full vellum. [*4, n1, **4, ***2, A-Z4, Z3(duplex), Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Gggg4, Hhhh2]. (XXII, 558 [=564; 3 lvs. added following page 184: paged 184 a - f], XLVI pp.). [(Ownership inscr. in ink top righthand corner of upper free endp. 'U. Postma'). Complete w. the extra 3 leaves after p. 184. Originally published in 1601, this 1733 edition is the first produced by David Gaubius, professor of medicine and chemistry at Leiden. 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 [wrote a preface] 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' instead of 'editio nova':
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