Naples: Laurentii Turino, 1717. 12mo. [xiv], 9-172 pp. Fourth edition. Woodcut headpieces. Contemporary vellum; interior with some browning and waterstains. Item #10169
A rare treatise on various diseases, their symptoms, causes and therapeutic cures. This fourth edition was printed in Naples; the first came from Amsterdam and was published in 1698. Jackson, a little-known London physician living in the Netherlands, was notable for his formulae which were printed in Fuller's Pharmacopoeia throughout the eighteenth century. Among the many conditions he describes are epilepsy and convulsions, paralysis, arthritis and rheumatic diseases, asthma, bulimia, angina, pleurisy, vertigo, diabetes, rickets, and wounds. Also included is an appendix on venereal diseases. All editions are scarce (OCLC locates only one copy of this edition at the National Library of Medicine).