Dissertationes physico-medico-chymicae curiosae selectiores ad systema in medicina rationali traditum exactae, & ad sanitatem tuendam maxime pertinentes

Autore: HOFFMANN, Friedrich (1660-1742)

Tipografo: Sebastiano Coleti

Dati tipografici: Venezia, 1735

4to (230x172 mm). [12], 547, [1 blank] pp. Woodcut vignette on title page and woodcut initials. Text printed in two columns. Contemporary stiff vellum with lettering piece on spine, marbled edges. Some foxing and browning, but a good, genuina copy.


Rare Venice edition, containing 35 dissertations, which follows the two Leiden editions printed in 1708 and in 1718. “Hoffman was first to perceive pathology as an aspect of physiology and was the most important of the Iatromechanists. He believed an ether-like vital fluid to be present in the nervous system and to act upon the muscles” (Morton).


Italian Union Catalogue, IT\ICCU\VEAE\007183.