A compendium of the practice of physic.
London. Printed for J. Payne, 1757. First edition in English.
8vo. , ii, , 501pp, . With three terminal advertisement pages. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, worming to head of upper joint, loss to lettering-piece. Loss to blank free endpaper, else internally clean and crisp.
The first edition in English, translated from Latin by physician Edmund Baker (b. 1720/1), of German surgeon Lorenz Heister's (1683-1758) medical writings. Heister studied anatomy under Ruysch and Albinus, in addition to chemistry with Boerhaave, and is considered the founder of German scientific surgery. An acclaimed military surgeon, Heister held professorships at Altdorf and Helmstadt universities. He was the first to perform a post-mortem examination of appendicitus, the first to coin the term tracheotomy, and the namesake for the Spiral valves of Heister.
ESTC N3177.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 16407