vendredi 26 novembre 2010

Elémens de médecine de Brown. 1805

BROWN, L.  Elémens de médecine de L.Brown. 

Paris, Demonville & Gabon, 1805.

100 €

In-8 (19,5x12,5 cm) de xxxii, 511 pages et un tableau dépliant.  reliure : Pleine basane racinée de l'époque. Dos lisse, orné et doré, portant la pièce de titre. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Tranches rouges.  Coiffe de tête manquante. Mors supérieur fendu et fragile.

"Brown's unusual, but immensely popular system of medicine (Brunonism), was based on the principle that life is maintained by a state of externally provoked excitability within living tissues. This disease state was seen as one in which this excitability fell above or below normal limits. After determining the degree and localization of the problem, appropriate stimulants or depressants were administered. The Brunonian theory held the attention of Europe for a quarter century". (Heirs of Hippocrates pour l'edition anglaise)

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