AKPOAMA MEDICO-PHILOSOPHICUM, DE OPII USU, QUALITATE CALEFACIENTE, VIRTUTE NARCOTICA, ET IPSUM CORRIGENDI MODO ...

Jena: Typis Johannis Beithmanni ... 1620. [16],164,[9]pp. Small octavo. Contemporary gilt vellum. Printed on extremely poor paper, so consequently foxed, and with signatures G-L very heavily browned, early ink name and underscore on title partially tranferred to following leaf and with ink erosion from the underscore; occasional marginal discolorations, short edge tears, minute worm track in upper margin of four leaves, first two leaves a bit torn at gutter; frankly, only a fair, but textually complete, copy. Item #WRCLIT65534

A scarce edition of this very early work on the medicinal use of opium and other narcotics, with a long dedication to Abraham Seiller. This title is also found coupled with another work by Döring, and a third by Niccolo Muroni, in a collective volume entitled MITHRIDATEIOTECHNIA; HOC EST, DE MITHRIDATII LEGITIMA CONSTRUCTIONE (Beithmanni, 1610 & 1620), and in both forms, it is uncommon. Döring, a contemporary and friend of Daniel Sennertus, made several contributions to the contemporary literature in the form of reports or letters about specific unusual cases as a consequence of his own practice. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (17th Century) 3306.

Price: $400.00

Early Work on Opium and Narcotics