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FREIND, John. Histoire de la médecine depuis Galien, jusqu'au commencement du seizième siècle. 

Leyde, Jean Arn. Langerak, 1727.

4to (236x180 mm), (10)-165-(17)-115-(15)-108-(18)-26 pages.  binding : Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, red edges. 

First edition in French.
Very good copy.

references: Garisson and Morton [6378, 1ère ed, 1726 : "Freind was the first English historian of medicine, and his book is a classic study of the period with which it treats. Freind dabbled in politics and planned the above work while committed to the Tower of London on a charge of high treason, a charge of which he was innocent. Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister at the time, suffered much from renal calculi and called in Richard Mead, a great friend of Freind. Mead refused to treat Walpole until Freind was released, and this was speedily arranged!].

Price : 550 €

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