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Medical properties of wood avens

BUCHHAVE, Rudolph.

Observationes circa radicis gei urbani, sive caryophyllatae vires in febribus, praecipue intermittentibus aliisque morbis.
Copenhagen, Thiele, 1781. 8vo. With engraved folding plate of the Geum Urbanum. Contemporary half calf.

€ 450

First edition of a treatise on the medical properties of the perennial herb Geum urbanum, apparently a cure for nearly everything, by the Danish physician Rudolph Buchhave (1737-1796). A second edition appeared in 1794.
Hinges slightly damaged, very good copy.
Wellcome II, p. 263; not in BMC NH; Pritzel; cf. Kelly, 18th century medical and scientific imprints German, B808 (2nd edition).

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