De imperio solis ac lunae in corpora humana et morbis inde oriundis.

Mead (Richard)

De imperio solis ac lunae in corpora humana et morbis inde oriundis.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title very slightly soiled, pp. [i], xxx, 96, 8vo, a crisp copy in contemporary Cambridge-style calf, corners worn, rebacked, covers bowing, contemporary ownership inscription on title of Wm. Dalzell, on flyleaf of Sam. Caldwell, recording his purchase of the book in Dublin in 1754, good

Publication Details: Raphael Smith, 1704

Notes: 'Mead continued his efforts in Newtonian physiology with his next publication, De imperio solis ac lunae in corpora humana et morbis inde oriundis (On the Influence of the Sun and Moon on Human Bodies and the Diseases Arising Thence), published in 1704. Here Mead joined Hippocratic climatic theory with Newton's theory of the tides, claiming that a tidal flux of the air caused many ailments. This account has variously been termed the last gasp of astrological medicine and one of the first works of Newtonian medicine. The lack of any mathematical foundation makes Mead's claims to Newtonianism un...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T55648)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1704

Stock Number: 48610

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