Title: De medicina Danorum domestica dissertationes...
Publisher: Matthias Godicchenius for Petrus Haubold, Copenhagen
Publication Date: 1666
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
8vo (151 x 90mm). , 527,  pages of errata. Contemporary vellum boards with yapped edges; (binding cocked; contents browned, contemporary underscoring and marginalia throughout, some light marginal dampstaining). 17th-century ownership inscriptions "Petrus Janus Helfinyora?" and motto. In same hand another inscription on facing page "Piorum Jhova Haereditas." Possibly in possession of a religious community. 18th-century ownership stamp to front endpaper "Kommune Hospitalet" (Copenhagen Municipal Hospital). This copy is extensively underlined, annotated, and starred by an avid reader, probably most interested in retaining the medical advice, for the first time very localized to Denmark peoples. First edition of Bartholin’s work on the various achievements within the 17th-century Danish medical community containing many local and homeopathic cures valued by the Danes for centuries – an indispensable and widely used book. First edition of this excellent reference work containing a collection of writings on various topics relating to medicine in Denmark. In ten "dissertations" Bartholin covers the achievements of Danish physicians, epidemiology (especially scurvy), folk medicine, diet, and the Danish pharmacopoiea. His work was a substantial contribution, which gathered varied and disparate information into one source book. As a Danish physician, Bartholin saw the value in the Medicina Danorum. In it, Bartholin understood the phrase "domestic medicine" not only as household remedies but also those relevant to local cures, which would include those developed by physicians and by laypeople. Bartholin’s work was important for renewing interest in Danish medicine and indigenous European nature. He gives recommendations throughout, famously recommending honey as a sweetener, thus contending the excessive importation of sugar from the colonies. Krivatsy 810. Bookseller Inventory # D11155
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