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A true and succinct account of the venereal disease; From the mildest clap or gonorrhæa, to the most radicated pox that can be, shewing its nature, causes, kinds, various ways of infecting; the certainty of knowing whether infected or not; how to prevent or hunder infection; the casiness of its cure when infected. The reasons why so many daily miss of cure, and the use and abuse of mercury in the cure: with some directions whereby the patients themselves may know when, and when not they are in safe and skilful hands for cure. Publishe'd for the use, and worthy the perusal of all, whom it may in any wise concern, but more especially for those that now have, or at any time may have the misfortune of that distemper, in order to prevent their being ruin'd by ignorant pretenders, whose fraudulent practices are plainly discoverd, their daily abuses detected, their fair promises prov'd ficticious, and their methods and medicines pernicious. The whole interspered with pertinent observations, and various instance and letters of very remarkable cures. By John Marten, chirurgeon. To which is added, an appendix concerning old venereal and other gleets, their nature seat and duterence demorstrated, and true was of cure, both from reason and experience, ascertain'd, under which head the general parts in both sexes, are necessarily consider'd; and wherefore gleets hunder procreation, causing (as some times they do) impotency in men, and sterility in women.

  • Marten, John, -1737.
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Treatise of all the degrees and symptoms of the venereal disease


London : Printed for, and sold by S. Crouch, in Cornhill; J. Knapton in St. Paul's Church-Yard, T. Varenne at Seneca's Head in the Strand, J. Istel in Fleet-street, and at the Bell in the Poultry, 1706.

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[20],246,[10]p. ; 8⁰.


The fourth edition corrected, and enlarg'd to more than treble the number of sheets contained in the former impressions.

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ESTC T176601



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