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Author: Rivière, Lazare, 1589-1655.
Title: The practice of physick in seventeen several books wherein is plainly set forth the nature, cause, differences, and several sorts of signs : together with the cure of all diseases in the body of man / by Nicholas Culpeper ... Abdiah Cole ... and William Rowland ; being chiefly a translation of the works of that learned and renowned doctor, Lazarus Riverius ...
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Print source: The practice of physick in seventeen several books wherein is plainly set forth the nature, cause, differences, and several sorts of signs : together with the cure of all diseases in the body of man / by Nicholas Culpeper ... Abdiah Cole ... and William Rowland ; being chiefly a translation of the works of that learned and renowned doctor, Lazarus Riverius ...
Rivière, Lazare, 1589-1655., Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654., Cole, Abdiah, ca. 1610-ca. 1670., Rowland, William.

London: Printed by Peter Cole ... and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1655.
Alternate titles: Praxis medica. English. 1655
Notes:
"Translation of the author's Praxis medica and Observations medicae & curationes insignes" -- NUC pre-1956 imprints.
Added t.p. : The compleat practice of physick, in eighteen several books.
"A physical dictionary" ([17] p. at end) has special t.p.
"The author to the reader" signed: Lazarus Riverius.
Numerous errors in paging.
"Above fifteen thousand of said books in Latin have been sold in a very few yeers, having been eight times printed, though all the former impressions wanted the nature, causes, signs, and differences of the diseases, and had only the medicines for the cure of them, as plainly appears by the authors epistle; the names of the seventeen books of the practice of physick, and the principal matters treated of in each of them, are printed in one sheet of paper, and put before these books; with these books is bound a physical dictionary, explaining hard words used in these books, and others."
Reproduction of original in the Harvard University Library.
Subject terms:
Medicine -- 15th-18th centuries.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A57358.0001.001

Contents
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THE PRINTER TO THE READER.
The Names of several Books Printed by Peter Cole in Leaden-Hall, London, and are to be sold at his Shop at the sign of the Printing-press in Cornhil, neer the Exchange.
The Author to the Reader.
An EPIGRAM, shewing who are Doctors of Physick, and who not.
The Contents of all the Seventeen Books.
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Head.
The PREFACE.
CHAP. 1. Of the Distemper of the Brain.
CHAP. II. Of Drouzie Diseases, called, Coma, Lethargy, Carus, and Apoplexy.
CHAP. III. Of Waking Coma.
CHAP. IV. Of the Sleeping Diseases called, Catoche, and Cata∣lepsis, or Congelation.
CHAP. V. Of the Palsey, or Paralysis.
CHAP. VI. Of a Convulsion.
CHAP. VII. Of the Epilepsie, or Falling-sickness.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Falling-sickness in Children.
CHAP. IX. Of Giddiness, called Vertigo.
CHAP. X. Of Tremor, or Trembling.
CHAP. XI. Of Phrenitis, or Phrenzie.
Chap. XII. Of the Imposthume, and Spacelus, or Mortifica∣tion of the Brain.
CHAP. XIII. Of Mania, or Madness.
CHAP. XIV. Of Melancholly:
CHAP. XV. Of a Catarrh, or Defluxion.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Head-ach.
THE SECOND BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Eyes.
The PREFACE.
CHAP. I. Of Gutta Serena, or Amaurosis,
CHAP. II. Of the Disease of the Vitrous, or Glassy Humor.
CHAP. III. Of the Diseases in the Crystalline Humor.
CHAP. IV. Of the Diseases of the Watery Humor, and especially of a Suffusion.
CHAP. V. Of the Enlarging, or Dilatation of the Pupilla.
CHAP. VI. Of the straitness, or Contraction of the Pupilla.
CHAP. VII. Of Albugo, or the white Spot called Pin and Web, and of other Colours of the Cornea changed.
CHAP. VIII. Of Ophthalmia, or Inflamation of the Eyes.
Chap. 9. Of Hypopyo, or Matter under the CORNEA.
Chap. 10. Of Phlyctaenae, or Blisters in the Eyes.
Chap. 11. Of the Vlcers in the Cornea and Adnata.
Chap. 12. Of a Cancer in the Cornea.
Chap. 13. Of the Rupture of the Cornea.
Chap. 14. Of the Coming forth of the Uvea.
Chap. 15. Of Aegylops, and Fistula Lacrymalis.
Chap. 16. Of Rhyas and Encanthis.
Chap: 17: Of Epiphora.
CHAP. XVIII. Of Pterygium, or Haw in the Eyes, called Unguis.
THE THIRD BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Ears.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of Deafness, and thick or dull Hearing.
Chap. 2. Of Noise in the Ears.
Chap. 3. Of Pain in the Ears.
CHAP. IV. Of those things which come forth of the Cavities of the Ears preternaturally.
THE FOURTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Nostrils.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Ʋlcer of the Nostrils, and Ozaena.
Chap. 2. Of Sarcoma, and Polypus.
Chap. 3. Of the loss of Smelling.
Chap. 4. Of the Stink of the Nostrils.
Chap. 5. Of Coryza, or Pose.
Chap. 6. Of Sternutation, or Neezing.
Chap. 7. Of Bleeding at the Nose, called Haemorrhagia.
THE FIFTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Tongue.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Inflamation of the Tongue, and other Tumors of the same.
Chap. 2. Of the Tumor called Ranula under the Tongue.
Chap. 3. Of the Taste being Hurt.
Chap. 4. Of the Palzey of the Tongue, and the Hurt Motion thereof.
THE SIXTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Teeth, Gums, Jaws, Pallat, and Wind-pipe, or Larynx.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Tooth-Ach.
Chap. 2. Of the blackness and rottenness of the Teeth.
Chap. 3. Of the Erosion or eating away, and of the Exulcerati∣on of the Gums.
Chap. 4. Of bleeding at the Gums.
Chap. 5. Of the Ʋcers of the Mouth, and Jaws.
Chap. 6. Of the Relaxation of the Ʋvula, or Falling Down of the Pallate.
Chap. 7. Of Angina, or Quinzie, or Squinzie.
THE SEVENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Breast.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of Asthma, or Difficulty of Breathing.
Chap. 2. Of Pleuritis, or a Pleurisie.
Chap. 3. Of Peripneumonia, or Inflamation of the Lungs.
Chap. 4. Of Empyema, or matter in the hollow of the Thorax.
Chap. 5. Of the Dropsie in the Breast.
Chap. 6. Of Haemoptysis, or Spetting of Blood.
Chap. 7. Of Phthisis, or Consumption.
THE EIGHTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Heart.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of Syncope, or Swooning.
Chap. 2. Of the Palpitation, or Breathing of the Heart.
Chap. 3. Of WEAKNESSE.
THE NINTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Stomach.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of Want of Appetite, or Loathing of Meat.
Chap. 2. Of Dogs Appetite, called Fames canina.
Chap. 3. Of Pica and Malacia.
Chap. 4. Of the Thirsty Disease, called Sitis Morbosa.
Chap. 5. Of the Hurt Concoction of the Stomach.
Chap. 6. Of Singultus, or Hiccough.
Chap. 8. Of Nausea, and Vomiting.
Chap. 8. Of Vomiting Blood.
Chap. 9. Of the Disease called Cholera.
Chap. 10. Of Pain in the Stomach, called Dolor Ventriculi.
Chap. 11. Of the Inflamation, Ʋlcer, and Im∣posthume in the Stomach.
THE TENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Intestines, or Guts.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Chollick.
Chap. 2. Of the Iliack Passion.
Chap. 3. Of Astriction, or binding of the Belly.
Chap. 4. Of Lientery, and Coeliack Passion.
Chap. 5. Of Diarrhoea.
Chap. 6. Of Dysenteria, or Dysentery.
Chap. 7. Of Tenesmus.
Chap. 8. Of Fluxus Hepaticus, or Flux of the Liver.
Chap. 9. Of the Worms.
Chap.10. Of the Immoderate Flux of the Hoemorrhoids.
Chap. 11. Of the Pain of the Haemorrhoids.
THE ELEVENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Liver.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Hot Distemper of the Liver.
Chap. 2. Of the Inflamation, Imposthume, and Ʋlcer of the Liver.
Chap. 3. Of the Stoppage, or Obstruction of the Liver.
Chap. 4. Of the Jaundice.
Chap. 5. Of the Scirrhus of the Liver.
Chap. 6. Of the Dropsie.
THE TWELEFTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Spleen.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Inflamation of the Spleen.
Chap. 2. Of the Pain of the Spleen.
Chap. 3. Of Obstruction, Tumor, or Puffing up of the Spleen.
Chap. 4. Of the Scirrhus, or Hard Swelling of the Spleen.
Chap. 5. Of Hypochondriack Melancholly.
Chap. 6. Of the Scurvy.
THE THIRTEENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Mesentery, Sweet-bread, and Caule.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Obstruction of the Mesentery.
Chap. 2. Of the Inflamation of the Mesentery.
Chap. 3. Of the Imposthume, Ʋlcer, and Scirrhus of the Mesentery
Chap. 4. Of the Diseases of the Pancreas, or Sweet-bread.
Chap. 5. Of the Diseases of the Caul, or Omentum.
THE FOURTEENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of the Diseases of the Reins and Bladder.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Stone in the Kidneyes, and Pain in the Reins, called Dolor Nephriticus.
Chap. 2. Of the Stone in the Bladder.
Chap. 3. Of the Inflamation of the Reins and Bladder.
Chap. 4. Of Pissing of Blood.
Chap. 5. Of the Ʋlcer of the Reins and Bladder.
Chap. 6. Of Diabetes, or extraordinary Pissing.
Chap. 7. Of Pissing the Bed, of Involuntary Pissing, or not containing of Ʋrine.
Chap. 8. Of stoppage of the Ʋrine, and Strangury.
Chap. 9. Of Dysuria, or Scalding of the Ʋrine.
THE FIFTEENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of WOMENS Diseases.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Green-sickness, called Chlorosis.
Chap. 2. Of the stoppage of the Terms.
Chap. 3. Of the Immoderate Flux of the Courses.
Chap. 4. Of the Whites.
Chap. 5. Madness from the Womb.
Chap. 6. Of the Mother-Fits, or Womb-sickness.
Chap. 7. Of Inflamation of the Womb.
Chap. 8. Of an Ʋlcer of the Womb.
Chap. 9. Of a Scirrhus, or a Painless hard Swelling of the Womb.
Chap. 10. Of a Cancer of the Womb.
Chap. 11. Of Mortification, or Gangrenation, and Spha∣celation, or Blasting of the Womb.
Chap. 12. Of the Wombs Wind-and-Water Swelling, or Dropsie.
Chap. 11. Of the falling down of the Womb.
Chap. 14. Of the Womb shut up, or Imperforated.
Chap. 15. Of Barrenness.
Chap. 16. Of Acute and Chronical Diseases of Women with Child.
Chap. 17. Of Abortion or Miscarriage.
Chap. 18. Of Hard Child-birth.
Chap. 19. Of A Dead Child.
Chap. 20. Of the After-birth retained.
Chap. 21. Of Immoderate Flux of the Loches, or Child-bed Purgations.
Chap. 22. Of Suppression of Child-bed Purgations.
Chap. 23. Of Gripings after Child-bearing.
Chap. 24. Of Acute Diseases of Women in Child-bed.
THE SIXTEENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of Diseases of the Joynts, and Rhewmatick Pain of the whol Body.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of Pain in the Joynts, called Arthritis, or the Gout.
Chap. 2. Of the Hip-Gout, or Sciatica.
Chap. 3. Of Rheumatick Pains of the whol Body.
THE SEVENTEENTH BOOK OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICK. Of FEAVERS.
The PREFACE.
SECT. I. Of Simple Feavers.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of the Feaver Ephemera.
Chap. 2. Of the Feaver Synochus Simplex.
Chap. 3. Of an Hectick Feaver.
SECT. II. Of Putrid Feavers.
The PREFACE.
Chap. 1. Of Continual Putrid Feavers.
Chap. 2. Of the Symptomes which accompany Putrid Feavers.
AN APPENDIX.
Chap. 3. Of a Tertian Ague.
Chap. 4. Of a Quotidian Feaver.
Chap. 5. Of a Quartan Ague.
Chap. 6. Of Compounded or Complicated Feavers, and particularly of a Semi-Tertian.
SECTION III. Of Pestilential Feavers.
The Preface.
Chap. 1. Of a Pestilential Feaver.
Chap. 2. Of the Measles, and small Pox.
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A Physical Dictionary.
The Vertues, Use, and variety of Operations of the True and Phylosophical AURUM POTABILE, Attained by the Studies of Doctor Freeman, and Dr. Culpeper, and left with his Widdow, and administred by a Physitian in her House neer London, on the East side of Spit∣tle-fields, next door to the red Lyon.
REader, By reason of the mistakes in the printing of this Book in Latin, there are two words mis-translated: And by reason of the foulness of the English Copy, there are some other mis∣takes in printing. All which are thus to be amended.