A Physical Vade Mecum: Or, Fifth Gift Of Theophilus Philanthropos

By: [Poole (Robert) ]

Price: $144.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xviii, liv, 83, [3] pages; Rebound in brown calf over green and mauve boards. With index. A couple of leaves laid in in, one protraying a sailing ship, both holographically executed. Frontis was no issued in this edition and title page frayed. POOLE, ROBERT (1708–1752) , medical and theological writer, was born in 1708, but his parentage cannot be traced. "The fifth ‘Gift’ is entirely different. It contains a full description of St. Thomas's Hospital in his time, its buildings, arrangements, and staff, with a complete copy of the ‘Dispensatory’ or pharmacopœia of that hospital, as well as of those of St. Bartholomew's and Guy's Hospitals. Drawn up with great care, it is an important historical memorial of hospital affairs and medical practice in the eighteenth century. This also has, in some copies, a curious allegorical frontispiece, and in one copy we have found the portrait of the author." Wikipedia

Title: A Physical Vade Mecum: Or, Fifth Gift Of Theophilus Philanthropos

Author Name: [Poole (Robert) ]

Categories: Medical Practice,

Publisher: London, E. Duncomb: 1741

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 38793