LEWIS, WILLIAM F.R.S.
An Experimental History of the Materia Medica, or of the Natural and Artificial Substances made use of in Medicine: containing a compendious view of their Natural History, an account of their Pharmaceutic Properties, and an Estimate of their Medicinal Powers.
1761, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book, First edn, London, for the Author, 1761. 4to, xxii, [ii], 591p, [32p index]. Slight browning throughout, VG in fine recent half-calf binding, raised bands, gilt lettered. Bookplate of Francis Rigby Brodbelt M.D. with his signature on title. Thornton & Tully p158 ' William Lewis has been neglected by historians. he taught chemistry and was a pharmacologist, and with Alexander Chisholm issued the New Dispensatory in 1753'. His materia medica includes the heavy metals as well as natural substances. Very Good.
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