Utrecht: G. Paddenburg & G. Croon, 1723. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary calf, gilt spine. Item #394
Originally published as a series of dialogues under the title Historia medicinae (1710), this collection of medico-historical essays deals with practices of and attitudes towards medicine in antiquity through the middle ages, including thirty pages on Chinese medicine; the second part treats the period of Paracelsus to Stahl, with special emphasis on the iatrochemists and a valuable discussion of John Mayow. Of particular interest are passages on acupuncture and blood transfusion.