Lazare Rivière - Les observations de médecine de Lazare Riviere - 1688

Lazare Rivière - Les observations de médecine de Lazare Riviere - 1688
Medicine - Quantity: 1 - Book

Les observations de médecine de Lazare Riviere, Conseiller et medecin du Roy, & Doyen des medecins en l'Université de Montpellier : qui contiennent quatre centuries de guerisons tres-remarquables : ausquelles on a joint des observations, qui lui avoient été communiquées. Ouvrage tres-utile non seulement aux medecins, mais encor aux Chirurgiens & Apothicaires.Seconde édition, revuë & corrigée sur le latin.

Octavo: [14], 742, [82] pages. The full sheep binding, well preserved and restored, matches that of the 'Pratique de la Medecine' by Riviere offered in this auction. A lovely looking book.

This is the revised and enlarged edition of the translation from the Latin, with editorial work, by François Deboze. With its brief descrriptiuove accounts of hundreds of diseases and medical problems, assisted by a very detailed index, this is a superb book for anyone interested in knowing quickly how illnesses were diagnosed and treated at the time.

Lazare Rivière (1589-1655) practiced medicine in Montpellier, and eventually became physician to the French king. He was by all accounts a superb teacher but his is written works received a mixed reception; he was sometimes accused of plagiarism and he was disparaged by Jean Astruc in his 'Memoires pour servir à la l’histoire de la médecine de Montpelier' (1767), although Haller thought very highly of his work. His influence across Europe is now well-documented. See for exampler, L. Dulieu, ‘Lazare, Rivière’, Revue de l’histoire de la pharmacie, 18 (1966). A. Grella, ‘L’Opera di Lazare Rivière’, Dent Cadmos, 33 (1965)

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Lazare Rivière
Book Title
Les observations de médecine de Lazare Riviere
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Original language
Lyon, Chez Jean Certe, Marchand Libraire, ruë Merciere, à la Trinité. M. DC. LXXXVIII
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
18×12 cm
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