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Second enlarged edition of an important manual on pharmacology

GAUBIUS, Hieronymus David.
Libellus de methodo concinnandi formulas medicamentorum. Editio altera revisa & aucta.
Leiden, Coenraad Wishoff & Georgius Jac. Wishoff, Conr. Fil., 1752. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on title-page and 3 interesting historiated woodcut initials. Full calf over boards. (16), 437 (pp. 422-432 numb. 522-532), (19) pp.
€ 450
Second corrected and enlarged edition of this important manual on pharmacology by the German physician, chemist, vitalist and Leiden professor Hieronymus David Gaubius (Jerome Gaub, 1705-1780). The first edition was published in 1739.
Gaubius was a native of Heidelberg. He studied medicine and sciences at the Universities of Harderwijk and Leiden, where he was a pupil of Hermann Boerhaave (1668-1738) He earned his degree at Leiden in 1725 with a thesis on psychosomatic medicine. After graduation he continued his training in Paris, and then practiced medicine in Amsterdam and Deventer, before he was invited to Leiden by Boerhaave in 1731 as a lecturer in chemistry, and in 1734 he became a full professor of medicine and chemistry. Three times he was Rector of the Leiden University.
With bookplate of P. Lanszweert, Pharma. Ostend. (Pharmacist at Ostende, Belgium). Good copy (sl. browned at places). NNBW, III, cols. 431-432; Rather, Lelland J., Mind and body in eighteenth-century medicine: a study based on Jerome Gaub's De regimine mantis.(University of California Press, 1965); Jan van Gijn en Joost P. Gijselhart, Gaubius en de medische chemie, in: Nederlands Tijdschrift Geneeskunde, (2012), 156: A4030.
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