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One of first works on quinine. TORTI.

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One of first works on quinine. TORTI.
 One of first works on quinine. TORTI, Francesco. Ad Criticam Dissertationem de Abusu Chinae Chinae Mutinensibus Medicis perperam abjecto a clarissimo quondam viro Bernardino Ramazzino. Modena, Bartolomeo Soliani, 1715

4to, mm. 220x160; Contemporary vellum binding, spine covered in calf with library label, marbled edges; pp. VIII, 191. Signature of ancient possessor on title page ?Lanfranco Cortesi?, label with number insidecover. Restoration on cover, fresh coopy inside.

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First and only edition. The illustrious doctor from Modena Francesco Torti responds to the criticism of his adversaries, and in particular of Ramazzini, regarding the usefulness of the use of China-China, introduced in the treatment of "pernicious" fevers, for which at the time it was used only Galenic remedies and purgatives. Garrison: ?A reply to Ramazzini about the misuse of quinine, by the scholar who promoted quinine against malaria fever. He coined the word malaria for the disease.? Esemplare appartenuto al Marchese Lanfranco Cortesi, membro dell?Accademia dei Dissonanti di Modena. Dezeimeris, IV, pp. 273-5; Castiglioni, St. della Medicina, p. 562; Massimo Saviano, Bernardino Ramazzini e Francesco Torti, Colleghi-rivali di Medicina nello Studio Estense di Modena. Conferenza tenuta all?Accademia Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti di Modena il 12 febbraio 2014; Blake, pag. 455.
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