|Author:||Sermon, William, 1629?-1679.|
|Title:||A friend to the sick, or, The honest Englishman's preservation shewing the causes, symptoms, and cures of the most occult and dangerous diseases which affect the body of man : with a particular discourse of the dropsie, scurvy, and yellow jaundice, and the most absolute way of cure : whereunto is added a true relation of some of the most remarkable cures affected by the author's most famous cathartique and diueretique pills.|
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A friend to the sick, or, The honest Englishman's preservation shewing the causes, symptoms, and cures of the most occult and dangerous diseases which affect the body of man : with a particular discourse of the dropsie, scurvy, and yellow jaundice, and the most absolute way of cure : whereunto is added a true relation of some of the most remarkable cures affected by the author's most famous cathartique and diueretique pills.
Sermon, William, 1629?-1679.
London: Printed by W. Downing for Edward Thomas ..., 1673.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Attributed to William Sermon. cf. NUC pre-1956.
Epistle dedicatory signed: William Sermon.
Table of contents: p. -
Errata: p. 
Advertisement: p. 276.
Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation -- Early works to 1800.
To His Illustrious Grace, Christopher Duke of Albemarle, Earl of Tor∣rington, Baron Monk de Potheridge, Beauchamp, and Teyes, &c.
THE EPISTLE TO THE READER.
In Libellum Laboresque Gulielmi Sermon, Med. Doctoris.
To his Worthy Friend Dr. WILLIAM SERMON, Upon his Publishing a Treatise, Entituled A Friend to the Sick, or, The Honest Englishmans Preservation.
To the most worthily well Deserving of both Rich and Poor, W. Sermon, Doctor in Physick, one of his Majesties Physitians in Ordinary, on his so Beneficial Tractate, and Treatise, Entituled, A Friend to the Sick, or, The Englishmans Preservation.
To my Honoured Friend, Dr. WILLIAM SERMON, One of His Majesties Physicians in Ordinary.
To His Honoured Friend, The Worthily Accomplished AUTHOR, On this his no less Acurate than Useful Treatise; Intituled, A FRIEND to the SICK: or, The English Mans Preservation.
To my Worthy Friend Dr. WILLIAM SERMON, On his New and Excellent Piece Entituled, A Friend to the Sick, or, The Honest Englishmans Preservation.
On this Elaborate WORK OF Dr. WILLIAM SERMON, Intituled, A FRIEND to the SICK: or, The English Mans Preservation.
To His Honoured Friend, Dr. WILLIAM SERMON, One of His Majesties Physicians in Ordinary, On his Book now Published, Intituled, A Friend to the Sick, or, The Honest Englishmans Preservation.
The English Mans Preservation.
A FRIEND TO THE SICK: OR, The Honest English Mans PRESERVATION.
CHAP. I. Of the Pain in the Head through Heat.
CHAP. II. Of the Pain in the head through Cold.
CHAP. II. Of the pain in the head through the French Pox.
CHAP. IV. Of the Vertigo.
CHAP. V. Of the Falling Sickness.
How to prevent and Cure the Falling Sickness,
For the Falling Sickness in Chil∣dren.
CHAP. VI. Of the Apoplexie.
CHAP. VII. Of the Palsey.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Convulsion or Cramp.
CHAP. IX. Of the Catarrh.
CHAP. X. Of the Eyes.
How to Cure the Cataract, or Pearls in the Eyes.
CHAP. XI. Of the Ears.
How to Cure the Pains of the Ears caused through Cold.
How to Cure Pains in the Ears caused through Heat.
How to help the sound and noise in the Ears, and deafness.
CHAP. XII. Of the Nose.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Tooth-Ach.
CHAP. XIV. Of the Blackness and Rottenness of the Teeth, and Exulceration of the Gums, &c.
CHAP. XV. Of the Ulcers of the Mouth and Throat.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Quinzy.
CHAP. XVII. Of the Kings Evil.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Asthma, or Difficulty of Brea∣thing.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Pleuresie.
CHAP. XX. Of the Ptisick or Consumption.
Another Excellent Remedy against the Consumption.
CHAP. XXI. Of the Pain in the Stomach.
CHAP. XXII. Of the Weakness of the Liver.
In the Cold Distemper of the Liver:
In the moist Distemper of the Liver,
In the dry Distemper of the Liver,
CHAP. XXIII. Of the Stoppage of the Liver.
CHAP. XXIV. Of the DROPSIE.
The Symptoms or Signs of the Dropsie are in brief as followeth:
CHAP. XXV. Of the SCURVY.
The Symptoms or Signs of the Scurvy are in chief as followeth:
CHAP. XXVI. Of the JAUNDICE.
The manifest Signs of the Jaundice are in short as followeth:
The Jaundice is various, according to the va∣riety of the Causes.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the Stone in the Kidneys.
Outward Medicines proper to ease the pain in the Fits of the Stone, are made as followeth:
CHAP. XXVIII. Of the Ulcers of the Reins.
These and such like do not onely dry, but Conglutinate.
CHAP. XXIX. Of the Stone in the Blader.
To help the Stone in the Bladder,
Outwardly to give ease when in extream pain, caused by the Stone in the Bladder:
CHAP. XXX. Of the Ulcers in the Bladder.
CHAP. XXXI. Of the Gonorrhea, or Running of the Reins.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the FRENCH POX.
The Cause of this most silthy Disease
The Signs of this most horrible Disease
Another Excellent Medicine to provoke Sweat in this Case.
To take away the Warts that often grow within the Fore-Skin of the Yard and Glans, &c.
In this Distemper,
CHAP. XXXIII. Of the PLAGUE.
Outwardly to prevent this Disease,
Or make use of the following Pomanders.
Or hang about the Neck the Amulets made as followeth, and believe me, for they are of excellent use.
The Cure may be performed as followeth.
If the Patient be Extream Thirsty,
The Manner how to break and heal the Car∣buncle or Plague Botch.
To heal the Sores,
CHAP. XXXIV. Of the GOUT.
☞ In order to which Cure,
There are several Remedies to ease the violent Pain of the Gout; some of which are made as followeth:
CHAP. XXXV. Of the Sciatica, or Hip-Gout.
As touching the Cure,
Outward Medicines of Excellent Ʋse in this Disease, are made as followeth:
CHAP. XXXVI. Of the Invention and most Remarkable Cures effected by those most Famous CATHARTIQUE and DIU∣RETIQUE PILLS.
Mr. James Major's Letter.
Mr. Michael Hobbs's Letter.
Mr. John Wear's Letter.