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De Purgantibus, in secunda variolarum confluentium febre, ad hibendis Epistolae. Editio Novissima, cum indice necessario. With: Praelectiones Chymicae: In quibus omnes sere Operationes Chymicae ad Vera Principia & ipsius Naturae Leges rediguntur; Oxomii, habitae . . . Editio Tertia.

FREIND, Johannis (1675-1728).

Published by Apud Joh. Arn. Langerak, 1734., Lugduni Batavorum,, 1734
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2 volumes in one. Sm. 8vo. [xc], 118, [10]; [xii], 163 pp. Index. Original mottled calf, gilt spine, red leather title labels; front joint split, corners showing, head worn. Good. Third edition. With the life of John Friend by Johannem [John] Wigan, M.D. (1696 â"1739). Wigan "was a prominent British physician, poet and author of the early eighteenth century whose writings and translations were popular and widely referred to during the period. He served as principal of New Inn Hall at Oxford University between 1726 and 1732 and was physician of Westminster Hospital between 1733 and 1738. In 1738 he travelled to Jamaica with Edward Trelawny and died there a year later in December 1739" (Wikipedia). "The medical writings of . . . Dr. John Freind, are among the best of his period. The numerous cases in his nine commentaries on fever, in his Epistola de Purgantibus, and in his Emmenologia are admirably related and often with many details" (Moore, p. 124). Freind gave lectures attempting to explain chemical reactions on the basis of Newtonian mechanical principles. This work is dedicated to Isaac Newton. The first edition was issued in 1709 and several Latin editions followed; an English translation was printed in 1712. "In these lectures Friend attempts to explain all chemical operations on mechanical and physical principles. They were criticized in the Acta Eruditorum, 1710, as being of a mystical or occult character, and this attack, together with his answer, Friend reprinted in an appendix to the second edition of his lectures." The work is addressed to Richard Mead, who visited Friend while he was in the Tower [prison], later obtaining an order for his release (DNB). DSB. Vol. V, p. 156; Moore, Norman. History of the Study of Medicine in the British Isles. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908; Neu 95; Partington vol. II, p. 480 (lists London [1709] and others). See: Cole 489 (does not list this issue); Duveen 230 (Amsterdam 1710 only); Ferguson I, 290 (various eds.); Roy G. Neville, vol. I, pp. 481-482. Bookseller Inventory # M12347

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Title: De Purgantibus, in secunda variolarum ...

Publisher: Apud Joh. Arn. Langerak, 1734., Lugduni Batavorum,

Publication Date: 1734

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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