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    Helvetius, Jean Adrien. Traite Des Maladies Les Plus Frequentes, Et Des Remedes Propres A Les Guerir. Paris: Le Mercier, 1723-4. 8vo. 2 vols. a8,A-2I8,2K4; A-2H8,2I4. [16],517,[3];495,[8]p. Contemporary French calf, spine gilt, titles on labels, edges speckled red, corners worn, bookplates of NY Academy of Medicine (withdrawn), old signature on t.p., minor corner stain v 2. "Troisieme Edition." From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $375


    More Information: Helvetius (1656-1721) traveled to Paris to see the world and sell medicine, "The dysentery then prevailed in that city; and all who applied to him are said to have been infallibly cured. His sucess was celebrated; and Louis XIV ordered him to publish the remedy which produced such certain and suprising effects. He declared it to be pecacuanha, and received 1000 louis-d'ors for the discovery."

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    October, 2014
    23rd Thursday
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