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    Alpini, Prospero. De Praesagienda Vita Et Morte Aegrotantiu(m) Libri Septem.In quibus ars tota Hippocratica praedicendi in aergotis varios morborum eventus. ..Cum Praefatione Hermanni Boerhaave. Hamburg: Abraham Vandenhoeck, 1734. 4to. *-2*4,3*2,A-4H4,4I2. [20],576,[44]p. Contemp. calf, gilt spine in compartments, title-label, edges red, marbled endpapers, old stamp excised from t.p. & restored; entry on Alpinus on endpaper, clean copy. T.p. in red and black. Third Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $395.00

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    Alpini (1533-1616?) physician and botanist. In 1580 he travelled to Egypt and remained there for three years studying the medicinal plants there. He returned and became physician to Andrea Doria, prince of Melfi. His fame grew and he was recalled to Padua as professor of Botany. "Alpini's treatise on prognosis took into account the patient's mental state and its bearing on health as well as the usual physical diagnostic signs. Boerhaave edited an edition of De praesagienda in 1733 and stated in the preface that "there [is] nowhere to be found, a book fitter for promoting medical knowledge, and consequently none more worthy to be warmly recommended to students in medicine."

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