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    Salmon, William. Synopsis medicinae. A compendium of physick, chirurgery, and anatomy. In IV. books. Shewing the signs, causes, judgments, and various ways of curing all diseases whether external or internal, hapning to the bodies of humane kind. Perform'd astrologically, Galenically, and chymically. Illustrated with celestial observations; the judgments of urines and pulses; the presages of Hippocrates from the body of the sick; the manner of performing of all kinds of chirurgick operations: the art of embalming of dead bodies, both ancient and modern: the chirurgianÕs chest, fitted both for sea and land: the explication and use of all sorts of chirurgick instruments, with their various figures; the cure of all manner of tumors, wounds, ulcers, fractures & dislocations; with many other things of excellent use; and a compleat anatomical idea, of the whole body of man. The second edition. London: for Th[omas] Dawks, 1681. Krown & Spellman retail: $1,000. 8vo. 2 parts in 1 vol. A4, aÐb8, cÐg4, BÐ4G8, 4H4. [80],1207,[1]p. Contemp. calf, rebacked,red morocco label,lacks clasps, endpapers renewed; soiling, occ. foxing and some minor stains, last leaf has archival tissue and has piece torn from top edge with minor loss,old signatures on t.p. 21 [of 24] full-page engravings: port.[ by Leonard Burford or Burnford (active 1681-1715), and shows the author within an oval frame decorated with olive branches. The face is delicately shaded with stipple engraving.] frontis., extra engraved t.p., 15 engraved plates at the end of part I; and 5 [of 8] full-page engraved plates in second part. Second Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Salmon, William (1644-1713), medical empiric and author.
    "By 1671 Salmon had established a practice in London near the Smithfield gate of St Bartholomew's Hospital where, as was common among irregular types of practitioners, he offered his services to people denied admission to hospital. Using this location as his base, Salmon published Synopsis medicinae, or, A Compendium of Astrological, Galenical & Chymical Physick (1671), which had three further editions during the century. "


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