Elementa Pathologiae Universae

Autore: NIETZKI, Adam (1714-1780)

Tipografo: [Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice]

Dati tipografici: Ebroduni in Helvetia [Yverdon], 1766

8vo (195x120 mm). XXVII, [5 blank], 588, [20] pp. Woodcut ornament on title page. Contemporary stiff vellum, red edges. Some scattered foxing and browning, but a good, genuine copy.


Rare edition printed in the Swiss town of Yverdon in the same year as the first edition that appeared in Halle. The edition is due to the local printer of Italian origin Fortunato Bartolomeo de Felice (1723-1789), a Franciscan friar and professor of philosophy and physics and mathematics in Rome and Naples before fleeing from Italy and opening a printing house in Yverdon. Among his many publications stands out a “Catholic” edition of the Encyclopédie (1770-1780) in 58 volumes.

Adam Nietzki was a professor and later rector of the University of Halle. With this comprehensive treatise, he contributed significantly to the dissemination of the theories of his teacher Friedrich Hoffmann (1660-1742), who intended to provide medicine with a physical-mechanical foundation.


Blake, p. 325; Wellcome, IV, p. 238.