Hippocrates to Harrison : Dolaeus


HIPPOCRATES TO HARRISON


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Systema medicinale, a compleat system of physick, theoretical and practical.
In six books : Translated out of Latin into English, out of the most learned John Dolaeus, being a summary of the ancient and modern way of practice, collected chiefly from Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus... Whereunto is annexed a prefatory discourse concerning the method of studying and practising physick... Written by William Salmon.
London : printed for T. Passinger, T. Sawbridge and T. Flesher, 1686.

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Salmon was a prolific medical writer, but most of his material was drawn from other authors represented in his huge library. He was regarded with some scepticism by contemporaries because of his shadowy background; he was said to have been apprenticed to a mountebank and performed as a clown at fairs as well as travelling widely in the New World as a boy. He set up his apothecary's stall in Smithfield outside St Bartholomew's and styled himself "Professor of Physic".

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