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    Thomas Guidott. De Thermis Britannicis tractatus Accesserunt Observationes Hydrostaticae, Chromaticae, & Miscellaneae, uniuscuiusq; Balnei apud Bathoniam Naturam, Proprietatem, & Distinctionem, Curatius Exhibentes.
    Observationum Centuria... London: F[rancis] Leach for the Author, 1691. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. First Edition. 4to. 2 1 vol. [A] b-c e B-D D* E-3K 3L *-4*2. [28],24, [8], 35-412,[2,blank],[2 t.p.],28,[14]p. Contemporary paneled calf, re-backed in morocco, new endpapers, marginal worm pinhole. Engraved t.p. by David Loggan, 7 engraved plates (3 folding) by J. Savage. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Guidott, physician who practiced at the waters in Bath.  "After being admitted M.B. on 14 July 1666 he practised about Oxford. In the following year he removed to Bath, where Dr. John Maplet, 'a noted physician of that place,' helped him to attain extensive practice, most of which he had lost in 1679 by his 'impudence, lampooning, and libelling.' He therefore retired to London, in the summer visiting Bath. In 1671 he performed his exercise at Oxford for the degree of M.D., but does not appear to have taken it. On 21 Nov. 1690 he was offered by Berencloa, the chief professor at Venice, the professorship of medicine at either Venice or Leyden. He preferred, however, to remain in England. Wood, who seems to have known Guidott well, describes him as a 'person of good parts, well vers'd in Greek and Latin learning, and intelligent in his profession; but so much overwhelm'd with self-conceit and pride as to be in a manner sometimes crazed, especially when his blood was heated by too much bibbing' (Athen Oxon. ed. Bliss, iv. 733-5). Hearne calls him 'an ingenious, but vain, conceited, whimsical physician' (Collections, i. 123, Oxf. Hist. Soc.)      Wing G2191. ESTC r233906. Krivatsy/NLM 5120. Wellcome III,178.Neville I,559.

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