Diseases of the eye: with material by Jacques Lazerme (1676-1756)

  • Astruc, Jean, 1684-1766.
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Astruc, Jean (1684-1766)
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About this work


Tractatus de morbis thoracis. Optica, sive tractatus de visione. Lazerme (J.). Tractatus de morbis oculorum. At the end of the first leaf of the text of the first work is written 'Astruc'. The work on diseases of the eye has been assigned to Lazerme by reference to the receipts, which are the same as those of that author 'De morbis capitis externis'. The present tract seems to be an expanded version of the ophthalmological section of that treatise, in 34 Chapters. Produced in Paris & Montpellier.



Physical description

1 volume 1 l. + 364 pp. + 76 pp. + 233 pp. 8vo. 18 x 13 cm. Original calf binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

Biographical note

The author of the 'Optica' has not been identified, but it is possible that it is also the work of Astruc.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


Pp. 349-364 of the first tract contain receipts in French, one of which by a different hand on p. 364, is dated 1769. This is also in the script of the compiler of the index on the first leaf.@$@The MS. is written by the same hand as that of the Astruc MS. (1013), the Astruc & Lazerme MS. (1017) and the two Lazerme MSS. (3196-7).

Ownership note

From the Berhard VI Collection.


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  • 55450