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Visiting and inspecting physicians and apothecaries in Copenhagen

De visitatione officinarum pharmaceuticarum programma [I - V].
Copenhagen, Daniel Paulli (parts 1-3); Matthias Godicchenius (parts 4-5), 1672-1676. 5 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With an individual title-page for each part , each with a small woodcut device, and a few woodcut initials. Contemporary blind-tooled stiff paper wrappers, spine reinforced with blank paper. 16; 20; 20; 12; 16 pp.
€ 1,250
First editions of five brief treatises by the Danish physician Thomas Bartholin (1616-1680), concerning visits and regulations to secure and maintain proper healthcare in Copenhagen. It deals with inspections and visits to physicians, apothecaries, quacks, and practitioners without a license, making sure everyone meets the same standards of hygiene, has the proper medicines in stock and charges reasonable prices for their services. A sixth part appeared in 1678, not included here.
Some minor spots and a small marginal water stain in the last few leaves. Wrappers slightly rubbed. Overall in good condition. Bibl. Osleriana 1947; Krivatsy 823-826; not in Wellcome.
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