Materia medica e regno vegetabili, sistens simplicia officinalia pariter atque culinaria secundum systema sexuale, ex autopsia et experientia fideliter digessit Petrus Jonas Bergius
Substantial octavo: XIV - 972 pages. This is the second very augmented edition.
Nice contemporary calf, with lovely spine, carelessly washed and needing to have soap removed (easily done). Nice and clean copy.
Peter Jonas Bergius (1730 in Kronoberg, Sweden – 1790) was a Swedish medical doctor and botanist. His medical training ended in 1755 with a disputation on a thesis about smallpox. Peter Jonas then moved to Stockholm and started a medical practice. There was a great shortage of doctors and he worked hard to provide medical care also for the poor. His work soon attracted attention from the Collegii Medici – later the Medical Board (now the National board of Health and Welfare) and rumours spread rapidly about the excellent doctor. He wrote several books and other publications on medicinal herbs, inoculation against smallpox, states of illness, botany, etc.
The most important are perhaps 'Materia medica' and 'Plantae capenses'. In 1758 Bergius was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1768 he was elected to membership of the American Philosophical Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1770 and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1785.
This is his major work. A little cleaning of the binding would restore it very nicely.
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- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Berg (Peter Jonas)
- Materia medica .... ex autopsia et experientia fideliter digessit
- Zeer goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item.
- Eerste druk in dit formaat
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Stockholm, Hesselberg
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 22×16 cm