Boerhaave, Herman, 1668-1738.
Boerhaave's aphorisms: concerning the knowledge and cure of diseases. Translated from the last edition printed in Latin at Leyden, 1722. With useful observations and explanations.
London : Printed for W. and J. Innys, 1724.
This is a pirated 1724 edition of Boerhaave's great work on Materia Medica. It is based on student lecture notes, and its existence is testimony to the enormous prestige of Boerhaave's clinical teaching which made Leiden a major centre for medical training. Boerhaave was an accomplished linguist, who had had translated Hippocrates, Vesalius and other ancient medical writers, and a pioneering botanist. His greatest contribution to the advance of medical science was his use of clinico-pathological correlation, and his influence was crucial in the development of bedside teaching. He was greatly respected for his personal rectitude and kindness to patients.