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The English physician

Author: Nicholas Culpeper; Michael A Flannery
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first medical book published in the American colonies. The English Physician is a humble vest-pocket-sized 94-page medical guide for the common person, by the prolific herbalist and author Nicholas Culpeper. It was a staple in 17th-century England, as it was short, written in accessible prose, and inexpensive; and perhaps as attractive, it took a decidedly skeptical view of ""official"" medicine, relying instead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Culpeper, Nicholas.
English Physician.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Culpeper; Michael A Flannery
ISBN: 9780817390082 0817390081
OCLC Number: 933516678
Notes: Originally published in 1708 ; reprinted, with minor revisions by the editor.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 113 pages : )
Contents: Preface; A Note on the Text; Introduction; The English Physician; Appendix: The Simples of The English Physician ; Bibliographic Essay; Index.
Responsibility: Nicholas Culpepper ; edited and with an introduction by Michael A. Flannery.

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Published in Boston in 1708, this title offers an historical introduction on the state of medical knowledge and practice at the time, exploring the author's position among competing medical writers,  Read more...

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"Nicholas Culpeper's name is very well known among the readers of herbal healing literature. His The English Physician and the more extension The London Dispensatory are among the best known Read more...

 
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