Dr. Willis's practice of physick : being the whole works of that renowned and famous physician : containing these eleven several treatises, viz. I. Of fermentation. II. Of feavers. III. Of urines. IV. Of the accension of the blood. V. Of musculary motion. VI. Of the anatomy of the brain. VII. Of the description and use of the nerves. VIII. Of convulsive diseases. IX. Pharmaceutice rationalis, the first and second part. X. Of the scurvy. XI. Two discourses concerning the soul of brutes : Wherein most of the diseases belonging to the body of man are treated of, with excellent methods and receipts for the cure of the same : Fitted to the meanest capacity by an index for the explaining of all the hard and unusual words and terms of art derived from the Greek, Latine, or other languages for the benefit of the English reader : With forty copper plates : The Pharmaceutice new translated, and the whole carefully corrected and amended.

Willis, Thomas, 1621-1675.
Standardized Title:
Works. English. 1684
Other Title:
Practice of physick
Doctor Willis's practice of physick
London : Printed for T. Dring, C. Harper, and J. Leigh ..., 1684.
[1086] p., [40] leaves of plates : ill. ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Advertisements -- England -- London -- 17th century.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Pagination: [38] (including the table), 152, [4], 158, [2], 96, [8], 160, [8], 218, [8], 234 [i.e. 226], [8].
Some of the treatises have special t.p.; the t.p. of "Two discourses concerning the soul of brutes" is dated 1683.
Translated by Samuel Pordage.
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Local notes:
RBC copy 1 imperfect: the preliminary leaf preceding the text ("On the authors medical-philosophical discourses") wanting; special t.p. of "An essay of the pathology of the brain and nervous stock" bound before "On convulsive diseases"; [7] leaves of plates wanting.
RBC copy 2 imperfect: general t.p. and dedication to Biddulph wanting; preface bound before special t.p. of first work ("A medical-philosophical discourse of fermentation"); final four leaves wanting; 8 leaves of plates wanting.
RBC copy 1 has the first index bound between the two dedications in the preliminaries.
RBC copy 2 has the first index bound after the work on fevers.
RBC copy 1 has the business card of George I. McKelway, apothecary, laid in.
Penn Provenance:
McKelway, George I., apothecary (business card) (RBC copy 1)
Royal College of Science and Technology (Glasgow, Strathclyde). Andersonian Library (stamp) (RBC copy 2)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Wing (2nd ed.) W2854
Pordage, Samuel, 1633-1691?
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