Æsculapian Secrets Revealed:

Mac Flogg'em (Peter, pseud.)

Æsculapian Secrets Revealed:

or, friendly hints and admonitions addressed to gentlemen of the medical profession, and the public in general; containing maxims of indispensable consequence; which if attended to, will effectually conduct the practitioner, by the most simple and unerring method, to the highest pinnacle of fame, honour, and independence.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with a fine hand-coloured folding aquatint frontispiece of 'A Consultation of Physicians' signed El----s, a third part of the frontispiece a trifle darkened, title-page a slittle browned and spotted, pp. xvi (including half-title), 226, 12mo, uncut in the original boards, recased and rebacked in vellum (probably late 19th-C), red lettering piece, corners a little worn, good

Publication Details: Printed [by W. Flint] for C. Chapple, 1813

Notes: The Literary Review greeted the book thus: 'The members of the medical profession have always afforded a copious theme of raillery to the satirist and of animadversion to the moral observer of life and manners In a profession to which the access is so easy and in which the candidates are so numerous it is not wonderful that many examples of ignorance knavery and eccentricity should be found. To correct the errors and expose the vices therefore of the unworthy members of the faculty is at once to defend the interest of the public and to support the rights of those great and exemplary characters...more

Bibliography: (NSTC I M241; not in Abbey)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1813

Stock Number: 65540

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