An Account of the Breeding of Worms in Human Bodies; Their Nature, and several Sorts; Their Effects, Symptoms, and Prognostics. With the true Means to avoid them, and Medicines to cure them. With Letters to the Author on this Subject, from M. Nicholas Hartsoeker at Amsterdam, and George Baglivi at Rome
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1701
Description: 4 small copper-plate engravings. xl + 266pp. plus index. short 8vo, rebound in 3/4 calf over marbled boards; front hinge mended, chipped at head of spine and with some loss of leather at tail, both have been mended, ink library stamp to title page. London: H. Rhodes, 1701. A very good copy.
Comments: Third edition of the first medical parasitology text. "An exhaustive study of the parasites of man. Andry's views were often in advance of his time and, particular, he did not, like most of his contemporaries, believe in the spontaneous generation of parasites but clearly stated that their seeds entered the body from without and that some articles of diet were particularly liable to contain them." (Fister, HIstory of Medical bacteriology and immunology.) Wellcome II 45. Eng. ed. only in Osler.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Book ID: 247389