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A compendium of the practice of physick: or the heads of a system of Practical Physick, Contained in Twenty-Four lectures On the following plan, viz. That Diseases are produced, either, 1. by an Excess in the Quantity of the animal Fluids. Or, 2. by a wrong Quality. Or, 3. by a Deficiency in them; singly, or in some Combination. And therefore I. That Diseases produced by Excess are to be cured by proper Evacuation: And II. Those, which arise from a wrong Quality by alterative Medicines. III. That Distempers resulting from Deficiencies are to be healed by Restoratives. And IV. That Diseases, which are the Effects of combined Causes, are to be removed by combined Remedies. Together with An Account of the Principles, or Rules of Practice recommended in the Lectures; and of Things to be avoided, as prejudicial to the Sick. Whereunto is added, A Letter, shewing what is the proper Preparation of Persons for Inoculation, and for having the Small Pox favourably in the natural Way; and that there are Medicines, which have proved effectual to preserve Persons from the Distemper, tho they had much of the Infection at the Time of their taking them. Published, not only for the Use of those Gentlemen, who may attend the Lectures, but for the Advantage of any, who practice Physick; and also of those, who would not be mismanaged in the Time of Sickness. By Theophilus Lobb, M. D. Member of the College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
- Lobb, Theophilus, 1678-1763.
- MDCCXLVII. 
Certain cases* * gargoyle disease or 'gargoylism'--or polydystrophia of Hurler's types (Hurler's syndrome). The Marquio-Brailsford disease'--cf abnormalities of skeletal development sometimes accompanied by enlargement of spleen and liver (?splanchomegaly), anaemia, stiff or bent or 'contracted' (flexed) joints (eg hands and feet), dwarfism, unchildlike facies, opacity of cornea, mental deficiency etc