Hippocrates to Harrison : Primerose


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Primerose, James, ca. 1598-1659
De vulgi erroribus in medicina. English
Popular errours, or, The errours of the people in physick / first written in Latine by the learned physitian James Primrose ... To which is added by the same authour his verdict concerning the antimoniall cuppe ; Translated into English by Robert Wittie.
London : Printed by W. Wilson for Nicholas Bourne, 1651.

Image from Addison Constitutional plate 4 Image from Addison Constitutional plate 8

The antimony cup was designed to deliver an emetic dose of antimony in a glass of wine. The safety and efficacy of the cup was one of the many long running medical debates of the seventeenth century. Another debate in which Wittie was heavily involved concerned the value of spa water.

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