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Author: Du Laurens, André, 1558-1609.
Title: A discourse of the preseruation of the sight: of melancholike diseases; of rheumes, and of old age. Composed by M. Andreas Laurentius, ordinarie phisition to the King, and publike professor of phisicke in the Vniuersitie of Mompelier. Translated out of French into English, according to the last edition, by Richard Surphlet, practitioner in phisicke.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: A discourse of the preseruation of the sight: of melancholike diseases; of rheumes, and of old age. Composed by M. Andreas Laurentius, ordinarie phisition to the King, and publike professor of phisicke in the Vniuersitie of Mompelier. Translated out of French into English, according to the last edition, by Richard Surphlet, practitioner in phisicke.
Du Laurens, André, 1558-1609., Surflet, Richard, fl. 1600-1616,

At London: Imprinted by Felix Kingston, for Ralph Iacson, dwelling in Paules Church yard at the signe of the Swan, 1599.
Alternate titles: Discours de la conservation de la veüe. English Discours de la conservation de la veüe. Discourse of the preservation of the sight: of melancholike diseases; of rheumes, and of old age.
A translation of: Discours de la conservation de la veüe: des maladies melancholiques: des catarrhes: et de la vieillesse.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Ophthalmology -- Early works to 1800.
Melancholy -- Early works to 1800.
Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Gerontology -- Early works to 1800.

title page
TO THE RIGHT HO∣NORABLE SIR THOMAS WEST KNIGHT, LORD LA WARE, and the right vertuous Ladie Anne his wife.
To the Reader.
The Author to the Reader.
DECASTICON IN ANGLICAM versionem scripti Laurentiani.
Idem de eadem Idiomate Anglico.
IN D. ANDREAE LAVRENTII D. MED. TRA∣ctat. De conseruando visu: De Melancholia: Catarrhis: & Senio; in linguam Calydoniam, per D. Rich. Surphlettum traduct. Carmen .
Ineruditissmum D. Andr. Laurentij Tractatum Anglicè versum,.
In commendation of M. Andreas Laurentius, Doctor of Phisicke, his Treatise of Sight, Melancholie, Rheumes, and Old-age: Englished by M. Rich. Surphlet.
Roger Foxe Gent. to the Reader.
A TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS CON∣tained in this Discourse.
THE FIRST DISCOVRSE, WHEREIN IS INTREATED OF THE excellencie of the sight, and the meanes to perserue it.
CHAP. 1.
CHAP. II. How the outward sences, the proper messengers of the soule, are only fiue, and all placed without the braine.
CHAP. III. That the sight is the noblest of all the rest of the sences.
CHAP. IIII. Of the excellencie of the eye, the proper instru∣ment of sight.
CHAP. V. Of the composition of the eye: in generall.
CHAP. VI. A very particular description of all the parts of the Eye, and chiefely of the sixe muscles of the same.
CHAP. VII. Of the sixe coates of the eye.
CHAP. VIII. Generally of the three humours of the eyes: but more specially of the becautie and excellencie of the christalline humour.
CHAP. IX. Of the sinewes, veines, arteries, and other parts of the eye.
CHAP. X. How we see, as namely whether it be by the sending foorth of spirits, or by taking in of the formes of things.
CHAP. XI. How many waies the sight may be endama∣ged and hurt.
CHAP. XII. A briefe rehearsall of all the diseases of the eye.
CHAP. XIII. A generall and most exquisite regiment for the preseruation of the sight, in which it handled very particularlie, whatsoeuer may hurt the eyes, as also whatsoeuer is profi∣table for them.
CHAP. XIIII. Select and choise remedies for the preseruation of the fight, and the order that is to be kept in the applica∣tion of them.
THE SECOND DISCOVRSE, WHEREIN ARE HANDLED THE diseases of melancholie, and the meanes to cure them.
CHAP. I. That man is a diuine and politike creature, endued with three seuerall noble powers, as Imagination, Reason and Memorie.
CHAP. II. That this liuing creature full of the image of God, is now and then so farre abased, and corrupted in his nature, with an in∣finit number of diseases, that he becommeth all like vnto a beast.
CHAP. III. Who they bee which are called melancholike persons, and how one should put difference betwixt melancholike men that are sicke, and those that are sound and whole.
CHAP. IIII. The definition of Melancholie, and all the differences of it.
CHAP. V. Of melancholie which hath his proper seate in the braine, of all accidents which doe accompanie the same: and the causes of feare, sadnes, watchings, fearefull dreames, and other Symptomes.
CHAP. VI. Whence it commeth that melancholike persons haue all of them their particular and altogether diuers obiects: whereupon they dote.
CHAP. VII. Histories of certaine melancholike persons, which haue had strange imaginations.
CHAP. VIII. An order of diet for such as haue this melancholike disease in the braine.
CHAP. IX. How we must cure such melancholike persons, as haue the disease growing in the braine.
CHAP. X. Of another kinde of melancholie which commeth by the extremitie of loue.
CHAP. XI. The meanes to cure the loue-foolish and melancholike.
CHAP. XII. Of the third kinde of melancholie, called the windie or flatuous melancholie, and of his differences.
CHAP. XIII. The signes of Hypochondriake melancholie, and the causes of all the accidents that accompanie it.
CHAP. XIIII. Very worthie and not able histories of two persons grieued with the Hypochondriake disease.
CHAP. XV. The cure of the Hypochondriake disease.
THE THIRD DISCOVRSE, WHEREIN IS HANDLED THE breeding of Rheumes, and how they are to be cured.
CHAP. I. That the braine is the seate to cold and moysture, and by consequent the fountaine of rheumes and distillations.
CHAP. II. What this word Rheume doth signifie, what maner of disease it is, and in what the essence there∣of consisteth.
CHAP. III. The differences of a Rheume.
CHAP. IIII. Of the causes of the Rheume.
CHAP. V. A generall order of diet to be obserued, for the preuenting and curing of Rheumes and distillations.
CHAP. VI. A generall methode for the curing of Rheumes.
CHAP. VII. The meanes to preserue the Teeth.
THE FOVRTH DISCOVRSE, WHEREIN IS INTREATED OF old age, and how we must succour and relieue it.
CHAP. I. That a man cannot alwaies continue in one state, and that it is necessarie that he should grow old.
CHAP. II. A very not able description of olde age.
CHAP. III. An order of gouernment for the prolonging of the strong and lustie estate of man.
CHAP. IIII. What choise wee must make of the ayre, for our longer life, as also what ayre is most fit for such persons as are old.
CHAP. V. Generall rules to be kept in eating and drinking, for the longer preseruation of life.
CHAP. VI. How we must in particular nourish old folke, and with what maner of victuals.
CHAP. VII. What maner of drinke is best for old folkes.
CHAP. VIII. Of the exercises of old folke.
CHAP. IX. What rules are to be obserued in sleeping.
Chap. X. How we must make old folkes merrie, and put them out of all maner of violent passions of the minde.
CHAP. XI. What medecines are most fit for olde folke, and by what meanes, the discommodities of olde age may be amended.