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    Primrose, Jacob. De Febribus Libri Quatuor. Rotterdam: Arnold Leers, 1658. 4to. *4,A-3L4,3M2. [8],459,[1] with incorrect pagination of last leaf "443]. Contemporary mottled calf, blind rules, re-backed, title on leather label, bookplate of "E. Bibl. Racl." with deacquisition stamp, leather circular label of "John Brian Smith, Civil War Collection. Ssignature of "R. Frewin, 1704" on f.f.e.p., minor occ. foxing, a very good copy. Printer's device on t.p. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $450.00

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    Primrose or Primerose, James, M.D. d. 1659, physician. "He studied at the university of Bordeaux there graduated M.A., and then proceeded to Montpellier, where he took the degree of M.D. in 1617 (Astruc), and attended the lectures of John Varandaeus, professor of physic. He was incorporated M.D. at Oxford in March 1628. On 9 Dec. 1629, at Dr. Argent's house in London, he was examined for admission to the license of the College of Physicians, William Harvey, M.D., being one of his examiners (manuscript annals). He passed, and was admitted the following day. He settled in Hull, and there practised his profession. His first book appeared in London in 1630: Exercitationes et Animadversiones in Librum Gulielmi Harvaei de Motu Cordis et Circulatione Sanguinis, and is an attempt to refute Harvey's demonstration of the circulation of the blood." His most famous book was his Popular Errors. This work is written in four parts. The first two give a thorough description of fevers and their causes. The third book covers the effects of fevers and their intensity. The last book discusses various diseases including the plague and various pestilences. At the very end he discusses Paracelsian medicine in its treatment of fevers with various drugs.     

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