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Author: Lakin, Daniel, P.C.
Title: A miraculous cure of the Prusian swallow-knife being dissected out of his stomack by the physitians of Regimonto, the chief city in Prusia : together with the testimony of the King of Poland, of the truth of this wonderfull cure : likewise the certificate of the lords the states and all the physitians of Leyden / translated out of the Lattin ; whereunto is added a treatise of the possibility of this cure with a history of our owne of the consolidation of a wound in the ventricle ; as also a survay of the former translation, and censure of their positions by Dan. Lakin, P.C.
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Print source: A miraculous cure of the Prusian swallow-knife being dissected out of his stomack by the physitians of Regimonto, the chief city in Prusia : together with the testimony of the King of Poland, of the truth of this wonderfull cure : likewise the certificate of the lords the states and all the physitians of Leyden / translated out of the Lattin ; whereunto is added a treatise of the possibility of this cure with a history of our owne of the consolidation of a wound in the ventricle ; as also a survay of the former translation, and censure of their positions by Dan. Lakin, P.C.
Lakin, Daniel, P.C., W±adys±aw 1595-1648.

London: Printed by I. Okes ..., 1642.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Errata: p. 147.
Reproduction of original in Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Medicine -- 15th-18th centuries.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A48394.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
title page
To the Right Ho∣nourable, Sir PETER VVITCH, Knight, Comptroller of the Kings House-hold, and one of his Majesties most Honourable Privy Counsell.
To the Reader.
To his Friend Master Daniel Lakin.
To his worthy Friend Mr. Daniel Lakin.
The Charter of the most Soveraigne King of Poland, Ʋladislaus the 4. upon the truth of this miraculous excision of the Knife swallowed by the Pussicke Swallow-knife.
The Iudgement and Censure of the Physitions of Leyden upon this writing.
A Physicall observation of the Prusian Swallow-knife.
Of the swallowing of the Knife. The first Section.
The first Position. The discent of the Knife, of the length of tenne thumbes breadth, by the mouth and mouth of the stomack to the Ventricle indeed wants not admira∣tion, but includes no impossibility.
Position the 2. As Knives and other abhorrent things by a certaine kind of Sorcery may bee throwne downe, or insinuaed into the Ventricle: so usually mans Mclancholicke Genius conceites it so to bee.
Of the Physitians, their Consultation. The 2. Section.
Position the 3. The Knife that was swallowed by the benefit of Naturall heat, might be somewhat altered in the Ventricle, but not digested or consumed: therefore was it well conclu∣ded by the Colledge of Physitians, that by Section the same was to bee extracted.
Position 4. As the knife which was swallowed downe could not have bin consumed by nature, so by her neither could it any way have bin evacuated: And since its longer stay in the Ventricle might have inferred no little molestation and dammage; it was by Section to be pulled out.
Position the 5. The members of our body doe usually so imbibe the Balsa∣micke vertue of internall Remedies, that they are very strong against growing diseases.
Position 6. As the Attractive quality of the Herculean stone is scarce perscrutable whereby even through a hinderance lying in the way, it is able to exercise its faculty: So whe∣ther the same, being pulverized and mixed with other Medicaments, it retaine the same power of attracting Iron, is a thing that very worthily deserves iudgement and enquiry.
The third Section. Of the very Incision of the Ventricle, and extraction of the Knife.
Position the 6. That the worth of the Ventricle it is great, the benefit grea∣ter, the necessity greatest, yet the wounds thereof not to be reckoned of (if they touch not the upper part of the Orifice) as neither because of the membranous substance to bee thought mortall in themselves, yet not voyd of danger.
Of the Consolidation of the wound. The 4. Section.
Position 8. As the suddaine closing of the wound of the Ventricle, so too the excretion of clotted bloud by Vrine is to bee reckoned for a benefit of a provident nature.
Position 9. As the great wounds of the parts are not to bee left to a Prognosticke onely: So neither are small wounds to be dis-regarded, for of every kind of wounds men may dye, as Hippocrates teacheth, and experience confirmes.
Position the 10. and last. The use both of the Tents and Deligation ordered twice a day, as in this case it was, even so in other cases is it exceeding necessary.
A Treatise of the possi∣bility of this Cure.
part 1
Cap. 1.
Cap. 2. Wherein some things of notable regard are discourst of very pertinent to this matter, with a necessary digression.
Chap. 3. Wherein is toucht some other considerations concerning this matter.
Cap. 4. Wherein is gathered part of a full Answer to the Objects in the former, with some pertinent additions.
Cap. 5. In which is the Answer to the Objections fully explicated.
Cap. 6. More able Reasons in briefe collected, witnessing the Cure of these wounds.
Cap. 7. Of Medecines necessary and convenient in the wounds of the Stomacke.
Cap. 8. The Medicines most efficient and congruable in wounds of the Stomacke, and why.
Chap. 9. Of what body it is requisite the Medicine should receive that it may cleave to, if it arrive.
Cap. 10. The History of Richard Patridge cured of a wound in the Stomacke.
Cap. II. Of the third and fourth dayes proceeding.
Cap. 12. The fifth and sixth dayes order.
Cap. 13. The seventh, eighth, and ninth daies Visitations.
Cap. 14. The tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth dayes duties, to the conclusion.
The Second Part of this Trea∣tise of the examination of the former Translations, and Censure of like Positions.
Cap. I. Censure of the 1, 2, and, 3. Posiotions.
Cap. 2. Censure of the fourth and fifth Positions.
Position 4.
Position 5:
Cap. 3. Censure of the sixth Position.
Cap. 4. A further search into the sixth Position.
Cap. 5. A prosecution of the Censure of the sixth Position.
Cap. 6. A further search into the sixth position, being the fourth and last part of our examination of our Auhors reasons drawne from other simples &c.
Cap. 7. Censure of the seventh and eighth Positions.
Position 7.
Position 8.
Cap. 8. Censure of the ninth and tenth Positions.
Position 10.
Cap. 9. Of the excellency of many secrets, and the abuse of Medi∣cines of wonderfull operation, being administred by unskilfull people.
An Historicall Addition of the wounds of the Stomacke admirably healed.
Iulius Alexandrinus, chiefe Physition of the Emperour Rudolph the second, in his Annotations to the fourth Chap∣ter of Galens method of Physicke, describes the same History somewhat more copiously.
Iames Oethius in his Physicall Observations records the like History.
Iohn Gessen of Gessen, his History of a Bohemian Rusticke, whoswallowed a Knife too.
An extract of a Letter written from the famous Dan. Becker, to Otho Heurinus, Professour of Physicke in the Academy of Leyden, belonging to the mighty States of Holland.
conclusion
Errata.