4°, recent decorated boards, text-block edges sprinkled blue-green at an early date. Large folding engraved plate. In very good to fine condition. (2 ll.), 39, (1) pp., folding plate. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this treatise on the use of a root medicine to treat tapeworms, roundworms and similar parasites. The author refers to cases from Portuguese Africa, India and Brazil, and gives clinical observations based on his own case studies, several of which had been observed in Brazil. He describes in detail five types of parasites, describes symptoms, advocates his remedy, and gives zoological observations concerning the parasites. The large folding engraved plate depicts each of the five varieties of parasites from several different perspectives. These figures are explained in detail on pp. 37-8.The final unnumbered page contains a list of nine books available at the shops of three booksellers.Gomes (1768-1823) wrote Ensaio dermosographico . . . (1820), the first work on dermatology in Portuguese, which set the terminology for skin diseases in Portugal. He was a naval surgeon in Brazil from 1798 to 1801, during which time he wrote Memoria sobre a canella do Rio de Janeiro. When finally published, at Rio de Janeiro, 1809, it became the earliest monograph on medicine printed in Brazil. Gomes also wrote on elephantiasis, quinine, fevers and botany.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 357. Innocêncio I, 361 (giving incomplete collation). Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da colecção portuguesa I, 136-7. Pires de Lima, Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 1834 (giving incomplete collation). See also Guerra, Bibliografia medica brasileira 2, and Garrison and Morton (1983) 1840. Ferreira de Mira, História da medicina portuguesa pp. 209, 282, 288, 300, 304, 315, 322, 323, 488. Not in JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Porbase locates two copies: in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and the Biblioteca Central da Marinha. Copac repeats British Library and Wellcome Library only. NUC: DNLM, PPAN. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Memoria sobre a virtude t?nifuga da romeira,...
Publisher: Lisbon, Na Typ. da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1822.
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