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Dr. Willis's Practice of physick, being the whole works of that renowned and famous physician: containing these eleven several treatises, viz. I. Of fermentation. II. Of feavers. III. Of urines. IV. Of the accension of the blood. V. Of musculary motion. VI. Of the anatomy of the brain. VII. Of the description and use of the nerves. VIII. Of convulsive diseases. IX. Pharmaceutice rationalis, the first and second part. X. Of the scurvy. XI. Two discourses concerning the soul of brutes. Wherein most of the diseases belonging to the body of man are treated of, with excellent methods and receipts for the cure of the same. Fitted to the meanest capacity by an index for the explaining of all the hard and unusual words and terms of art derived from the Greek, Latine, or other languages for the benefit of the English reader. With forty copper plates / The Pharmaceutice new translated [as also the remainder, by Samuel Pordage], and the whole carefully corrected. And amended.

  • Willis, Thomas, 1621-1675.
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London : Printed for T. Dring, C. Harper, and J. Leigh, 1684.

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1086 unnumbered pages : engr. plates (1 folded) ; (folio)


Various paging
Some of the treatises have special t.-p
Translated by Samuel Pordage
Copy 1 Note: With separate to 'A medical-philosophical discourse of fermentation', printed by H. Clark, 'An essay of the pathology of the brain', printed by A.M. and R.R. [Wing W 2836a]: 'Two discourses concerning the soul of brutes' [Wing W 2856], the last dated 1683.
Copy 2 Note: 2 plates wanting. Supplied in photocopy.

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Wing W2854
ESTC R27619
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), W2854


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