Versuch einer pragmatischen Geschichte der Arzneikunde. Halle: Johann Jacob Gebauer, 1800-1803.
5 vols. 8vo. xii, 688; vi, 714; viii, Engraved frontispiece in vos. I & II, frontispiece portraits of Harvey and Hoffman in vos. IV & V. Uniformly bound in contemporary quarter-calf over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spines. $1,100.00
Second edition, revised, of this esteemed history of medicine by Sprengel (1766-1833), professor of medicine and botany at the University of Halle and nephew of the eminent botanist Christian Konrad Sprengel. The work includes chapters on the history of surgical operations, construction of an artificial nose and amputation of the breast.