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Wallich, A.

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From: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat (Leidschendam, Netherlands)

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About this Item: Frankfurt a.M., J. Wust, 1700. Text in Hebrew and Yiddish, names of the diseases and some passages in Latin. Title surrounded by a border of type-ornaments, woodcut device on page g1. 112 pp. 8vo. 19th century half cloth (binding is firm, but small defects to spine).*Vinograd, Frankfurt a.M., No. 158. Steinschneider No. 5786,1. Roest I, 47. Zedner 34. Rare first edition of this important popular medical work in Hebrew and Yiddish, written by the physician Abraham ben Isaac Wallich and published posthumously with many additions by his son Judah Loeb Wallich, also physician. This book describes in Hebrew many diseases, e.g. apoplexia, phthisis, dysenteria, elephantiasis, pestilentia; recommendations for their treatment, instructions for the prevention of the diseases, dietary advices, and contains a treatise on the treatment of small children with fever. The names of the medicines and prescriptions of the doses are in Yiddish. Contains also instructions for proper doctor's bed-side manners (pages 65-67) and a doctor's prayer (of R' Yaakov Tsahlon) to be recited before visiting a patient (pages 68-72). Abraham ben Isaac Wallich was born in Metz, studied medicine in Padua, and went in 1657 to Frankfurt to practise as a physician. The German Wallich family produced many scholars, rabbis, and physicians. The family origin can be traced to the 14th century. Because of the Wallich's reputation one of them was even called to the sick bed of Louis XV, King of France. - Inside front-cover ex-libris of Paul M. Aron, showing Moses holding the tablets. Name on title crossed out in brown ink, small ink-stain on first 4 leaves, occasionally a light waterstain in the blank lower margin, lightly browned. A good copy for a rare medical manual in Hebrew and Yiddish, as most copies of this kind of books have been read to pieces.[(5748)]. Seller Inventory # 5748

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