Treatise against the misuse of raw herbs and drugs, made by sorcerers and apprentice drugs sellers, who rely on Galen's recipes but improvise their formulas, with great danger to patients.
Niccolò Lanzani was a famous Neapolitan physician who also wrote one of the first treatises on hydrotherapy: "Vero metodo di servirsi dell'acqua fredda nelle febbri".
In particular, the author here lashes out at the "Remedianti" who "use and abuse phlebotomies (blood-letting) and vesicatory remedies, which can lead to the death the patient, without having any chance of healing him".
Divided into three "Acts", the first against blood-letting, the second against purges who can kill a man and the third against the vesicatory preparations, i.e. those substances that, in contact with the skin or mucous membranes, produce serious lesions in the form of serous bubbles.
Interesting illustrated frontispiece depicting Science taking the blindfold from the eyes of the sick and freeing him from magicians and drugs sellers. In the background, the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius.
Coeval full parchment hardcover with title handwritten on the spine, in good overall condition inside with a stain at the top corner. Pp. 24 + 128, crisp interiors on thick, well-inked paper. Dedication to D. FRANCISCO MARIÆ SPINELLI Principi Scaleae Musuracae Marchioni & c.
Galenics is the preparation of drugs (the so-called galenic drug) and remedies from raw drugs or chemicals and auxiliary substances. The name comes from Galen, the ancient physician whose text has remained the basis for medical science for centuries.
Classical Galenics dealt mainly with five themes:
- Parts of plants and herbs that can be used as remedies thanks to their pharmaceutically active substances and their therapeutic properties.
- Avoidance of confusion between the people involved in the transformation and application processes.
- The harvesting of herbs and their processing in raw drugs made by herbalists, apothecaries and drugs sellers.
- The preparation of remedies, often compounds.
- The application of the remedy.
The works of Galen of Pergamon (c. 129-216 AD) were fundamental in the formation of medicine from antiquity to the Middle Ages and early modern age, through a variety of languages and cultures. Yet, since Galen's life, spurious treatises have been added to the body of his authentic works.
For centuries, readers and scholars have used a fluid body of Galenic works, shaped by changing intellectual structures and socio-cultural contexts. Several non-authentic works have gained considerable popularity, but this has had consequences in modern scholarship. The current reference edition of Galne’s works (Kühn, 1821-1833) fails to distinguish clearly between authentic and non-authentic texts, and many works lack critical study, which makes it unusually difficult to navigate the corpus. This new volume, born from a conference held in 2015 at the Warburg Institute of the University of London and funded by the Wellcome Trust, will provide much-needed clarification on the boundaries of the Galenic corpus, identifying and analysing works that do not belong to Galen's production.
NICOLAI LANZANI NEAPOLITANI Art. Med. Doct. Celeb. Acad. Incuriosorum Socii
In Pseudo-Galenicos sive in eos, qui phlebotomiam, cathartica, et vesicantia remedia effraenate, temere et inconsulte praescribunt. Actiones tres
NEAPOLI E Typographia Josephi Roselli 1703
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