Elementa medicinae physico-mathematica, libris duobus ...

Pitcairn[e] (Archibald)

Elementa medicinae physico-mathematica, libris duobus ...

Description: FIRST EDITION, some faint water-staining confined to the lower portion of leaves, pp. [xlii], 285, [19], 8vo, contemporary speckled calf, single gilt fillet around sides, good

Publication Details: William Innys, 1717

Notes: Several times reprinted and translated, the text is the substance of Pitcairn's lectures at Leiden, which had a considerable influence both in Britain and on the Continent. Inspired by Harvey and Borelli, Pitcairn was a devoted adherent of the iatromechanical school of medicine. Amongst his pupils were Richard Mead and Herman Boerhaave. When he died in 1713 Pitcairn left 'numerous debts, far outnumbering his assets, which amounted to his library. His book collection was well known and it sold in London for £430, destined for the court of Peter the Great in Russia' (ODNB)....more

Bibliography: (Wellcome IV p. 394; ESTC T84387)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1717

Stock Number: 46820

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