Ein einfeltiger und gantz kurtzer Bericht, von der jetzigen gifftigen einfallenden ansteckenden Röthen Ruhr. Johann WITTICH.

The “Bloody Flux”

Ein einfeltiger und gantz kurtzer Bericht, von der jetzigen gifftigen einfallenden ansteckenden Röthen Ruhr...

16 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards (lightly browned), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Mulhouse: A. Hantzsch for O. von Riswick, 1596.

First edition of this rare work on dysentery; WorldCat locates only the NLM copy in North America. Wittich (1537-96), was court and city physician to the counts of Schwarzburg in Arnstadt. He wrote many other medical books.

In this work, Wittich provides a careful description of the syndrome. He makes numerous recommendations regarding diet and drink. There are several chapters regarding the treatment of children who have dysentery. The final 12 pages contain pharmaceutical recipes.

Fine copy.

❧ Durling 4762. Hirsch, V, p. 974.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 5369

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