Somatopolitia, or, The city of humane body artifically defended from the tyranny of cancers and gangreens ...
- Browne, John, 1642-approximately 1700.
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London : Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St Pauls Church-yard, 1702.
16 unnumbered pages, 183 pages, 5 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm (8vo)
Dedication to John Potter, ex-Mayor of Colchester and a Justice of the Peace in Essex, dated Aug. 23, 1702
In two parts
Contents as given on t.p.: In the first is shown how the humane body may be called a city, in respect of its parts and fabrick. How it may be compared to a political city, in relation to the various offices of its parts; and their mutual dependance upon, and subserviency to each other. The state thereof analogically considered, whether aristocratic, or oligarchic: Together with the proper remedies both for reducing it to, and preserving it in a due state. In the second is explained the various processes of the blood,how it nourisheth the parts, how infected, and what diseases are contagious. As also a compleat treatise of cancers and gangreens, with an enquiry whether they have any alliance with contagious diseases
Index: last 5 unnumbered pages
See Russell, K.F.: "A list of the works of John Browne", Bull. med. Libr. Ass. 1962. 50. p. 675-683. "[The date of the dedication] is evidence that Browne was alive at this date. It is presumed that he died between this date and the appearance of The surgeon's assistant in 1703" The latter is a re-issue of the Somatopolitia with a new title page
Russell: "List of the works " no. 8