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Author: Primerose, James, ca. 1598-1659.
Title: Popular errours.: Or the errours of the people in physick, first written in Latine by the learned physitian James Primrose Doctor in Physick. Divided into foure bookes. viz. 1. The first treating concerning physicians. 2. The second of the errours about some diseases, and the knowledge of them. 3. The third of the errours about the diet; as well of the sound as of the sick. 4. The fourth of the errours of the people about the use of remedies. Profitable and necessary to be read of all. To which is added by the same authour his verdict concerning the antimoniall cuppe. Translated into English by Robert Wittie Doctor in Physick.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Popular errours.: Or the errours of the people in physick, first written in Latine by the learned physitian James Primrose Doctor in Physick. Divided into foure bookes. viz. 1. The first treating concerning physicians. 2. The second of the errours about some diseases, and the knowledge of them. 3. The third of the errours about the diet; as well of the sound as of the sick. 4. The fourth of the errours of the people about the use of remedies. Profitable and necessary to be read of all. To which is added by the same authour his verdict concerning the antimoniall cuppe. Translated into English by Robert Wittie Doctor in Physick.
Primerose, James, ca. 1598-1659., Primerose, James, ca. 1598-1659., Wittie, Robert, 1613?-1684., Cross, Thomas, engraver. fl. 1632-1682,

London: Printed by W. Wilson for Nicholas Bourne, at the south-entrance of the Royall Exchange, 1651.
Alternate titles: De vulgi in medicinâ erroribus. English
Subject terms:
Medicine
Quacks and quackery
Medical misconceptions
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A91017.0001.001

Contents
title page
The Explication of the Frontispiece.
frontispiece
TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE The Lady FRANCES STRICKLAND, Eldest Daughter to THOMAS late Earle of Winchilsey, and wife to Sir William Strickland, one of the Honorable Members of the Par∣liament of ENGLAND.
The Translator to the Reader.
encomia
Ad charissimum suum JACOBUM PRIMIROSIUM Medicinae Doctorem, in librum ejus de vulgi Erroribus.
Praeclaro Medicinae Doctori JACOBO PRIMI∣ROSIO tetrastichon Graeco-Latinum.
Praecharo suo, & intime habito ROBERTO WITTIE, Medicinae Doctori, vulgi Errorum Inter∣preti vero dôdecastichon.
To his kind friend Dr. WITTIE, upon his Translation of the Popular Errours.
Amicissimo suo Doctori WITTIE de suâ Vulgi Errorum Interpretatione.
Dignissimo suo amico Doctori WITTIE, de Translatione Vulgi Errorum.
To his worthy friend Doctor WITTIE upon his Translation of the Popular Errours.
To his ingenious friend Dr. Robert Wittie upon his Translation of the Popular Errours.
The Judgement of Doctor Zacutus the Jew a famous Physician in Amsterdam, con∣cerning this Tractate of the Popular Errours, which I finde printed before the Hollands Impression, directed to the Printer.
The Authours Preface.
POPVLAR ERROVRS.
The First BOOKE; Which concernes Physicians.
CHAP. I. Of Physicians in generall.
CHAP. II. Of Doctors of Physick.
CHAP. III. Of the servants of Physicians, and of Apo∣thecaries that practise Physick.
CHAP. IV Of Ministers that practise Physick.
Chap. V. Of Women that meddle in Physick and Surgery.
CHAP. VI. Of Mountibanks.
CHAP. VII. Of the Mountibanks Antidote.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Balsame and Ointment of the Mountibankes.
CHAP. IX. Of them that call themselves professors of Paracelsus his Art.
CHAP. X. That a Physician ought to be skilfull in Surgery.
CHAP. XI. Whether a Physician may make up his own Medicines, or no.
CHAP. XII. Of them that are thought to have some secrets.
CHAP. XIII. Of Physicians that are thought to be lucky and fortunate.
CHAP. XIIII Of Physicians which are thought to be men of experience.
CHAP. XV. Of many that peepe into Ʋrines, handle pulses, and prescribe purges.
CHAP. XVI. Of them that promise an easie cure of the French Pox.
POPƲLAR ERROƲRS. The Second BOOK. Of the Errours about some diseases, and the knowledge of them.
CHAP. I. Of the deceitfull judgment of Ʋrines.
CHAP. II. That the sexe, and being with childe cannot be discerned by Ʋrine, whereof a certaine story.
CHAP. III. The Solution of the arguments that seeme to favour looking into Ʋrines.
CHAP. IV A troubled urine in diseases is not al∣waies a good signe.
CHAP. V. That the consumption cannot be knowne by the urine.
CHAP. VI. Of the Consumption.
CHAP. VII. Of the Plague, whether it be in∣fections or no.
CHAP. VIII. Whether it be lawfull to fly in the time of Plague, or no.
CHAP. IX. What kinde of death may be prevented by the help of Physick.
CHAP. X. Whether intermitting fevers, commonly called Agues, becurable or no.
CHAP. XI. That the heat of the liver cannot be known by the heat of the palme of the hand.
CHAP. XII. Of them that complaine of a hot Liver, but a cold Stomach.
CHAP. XIII. That the Husband cannot breed his Wives childe.
CHAP. XIIII. Whether forraine Physicians, and Aliens can know the temper of the sick of another Countrey.
CHAP. XV. Of them that referre almost all dis∣eases to a Cold.
POPƲLAR ERROƲRS. The Third Book. Of the Errours about the Diet, as well of the Sound as of the Sick.
CHAP. I. Of the goodnesse of Waters.
CHAP. II. That the linnen of the sick ought often to be changed.
CHAP. III. Of Lessius his Diet-booke.
CHAP. IIII. That not a full, but a slender Diet is con∣venient for the Sick.
CHAP. V. Of the quality of meats about the Sick.
CHAP. VI. Of the time of using meates.
CHAP. VII. Of the drinke called a Posset.
CHAP. VIII. That the decoction and broth of an old Cock is not well prescribed for nou∣rishing of the sick.
CHAP. IX. That gold is in vaine boyled in broth for them that are in a Consumption.
CHAP. X. That milk mixt with water is good for those that are in consumptions.
CHAP. XI. That the common proverbe is false, Milke must be washed from the Liver.
CHAP. XII. That strong Beere or Ale should not be drunk in the morning fasting.
CHAP. XIII. That strong waters are ill taken after grosse meates to help concoction.
CHAP. XIV. That Midwives doe ill, who give to women in Childbed nothing but hot drinks.
CHAP. XV. Two Errours about the choyse of Nurses.
CHAP. XVI. That strong drinkes are ill permitted to children.
CHAP. XVII. That solid meat ought not to be given to children before the comming forth of their teeth.
CHAP. XVIII. That a man may drinke liberally for health sakes.
CHAP. XIX. That red cloths are not to bee prefer∣red before others, for the voyding of the measils.
CHAP. XX. That they erre who thinke to drive away a disease beginning, by labour.
POPƲLAR ERROƲRS. The Fourth BOOK. Of the Errours of the People about the use of Remedies.
CHAP. I. Of them that despise those Remedies that are Chymically prepared.
CHAP. II. That the use of Mineralls is not to be rejected.
CHAP. III. Of them that attribute too much to Chymicall Remedies.
CHAP. IV. That the remedies are not to bee changed, although the cure doe not pre∣sently follow.
CHAP. V. Of them that reject all remedies, if they be not presently cured.
CHAP. VI. That remedies are not to be rejected for their unpleasantnesse.
CHAP. VII. Whether home-growing Remedies can bee sufficient for any Country.
CHAP. VIII. Of them that feare to bee let bloud, and purged, lest they accustome themselves to it.
CHAP. IX. That no regard is to be had of the Stars for letting of Blood and Purging.
CHAP. X. Of the ridiculous Physicall observations of Almanack-makers.
CHAP. XI. That it is not hurtfull to purge in the Dog-dayes.
CHAP. XII. That Purgations are often to bee reiterated.
CHAP. XIII. That purging pills should not be taken after Supper.
CHAP. XIIII. That Rhysicall potions may not onely bee taken hot, but cold also.
CHAP. XV. That it is not hurtfull to take cold drinks on the day of purgation.
CHAP. XVI. Of them that will never be purged but in the beginning of the Spring.
CHAP. XVII. That purging ought not to bee rejected, although the sick doe eat no meate.
CHAP. XVIII. That a Purge is not much to bee disliked, because sometimes it is cast back by vomit.
CHAP. XIX. That purging ought not to be feared, though there be a flux of the belly.
CHAP. XX. That the use of Clysters is void of danger.
CHAP. XXI. That Clysters are not well injected by bladders.
CHAP. XXII. Of vomits, that possets ought not to be drunk immediately after one hath taken a vomit.
CHAP. XXIII. That old men may bee blooded with∣out danger.
CHAP. XXIV. That it is but a vaine thing to bee so curious in the choice of the veines in the arme.
CHHP. XXV. That it were better to observe the quan∣tity of bloud by measures, then by ounces, pounds, and weights.
CHAP. XXVI. That Sleep and Drink ought not to be whol∣ly forbidden after bloud-letting.
CHAP. XXVII. That blooding and purging is not hurtfull for women with child.
CHAP. XXVIII. That Physick is good for women in child-bed.
CHAP. XXIX. That it is not hurtfull to take Quick∣silver by the mouth.
CHAP. XXX. That quick-silver even without any prepa∣ration, is unhurtfull.
CHAP. XXXI. Of Tobacco.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the right use of Tobacco.
CHAP. XXXIII. That Tobacco doth not goe up into the Braine.
CHAP. XXXIIII Whether Tobacco be a preservative against the Plague or no.
CHAP. XXXV. Of the unseasonable use of Cordialls.
CHAP. XXXVI. Of the Errours about the Bezaar Stone.
CHAP. XXXVII. Of the temperature, and dose of the Bezaar Stone.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of the Ʋnicornes Horne.
CHAP. XXXIX. Of certain distilled waters ordained amisse for to drive away feavers.
CHAP. XL. That Iuleps, and other cooling Po∣tions are to bee administred in a large dose.
CHAP. XLI. That the Stone of the Bladder can∣not be dissolved with Remedies taken by the mouth.
CHAP. XLII. That the wormes of the belly are not presently to be killed in Fevers.
CHAP. XLIII. That Cinnamon is not well prescribed to stay womens fluxes.
CHAP. XLIIII. That Opium rightly prepared ought not to be feared.
CHAP. XLV. Of Remedies that provoke sleep, being applyed to the head.
CHAP. XLVI. That fomentations made with bladders, are but of small efficacie.
CHAP. XLVII. Of the applying of young whelps and pige∣ons to the soles of the feet.
CHAP. XLVIII. Of the Weapon-salve.
CHAP. XLIX. Of the curing of the Kings-Evill by the touch of the Seventh-Sonne.
CHAP. L. The Antimoniall Cup, shewing the abuse of it.
Of the force of the Cup.
Of the Founder of the Cup, and the Au¦thors cited by him.
Of the vertues of the Cup.
Of the manner of using the Cup.
errata
The Table of the Contents.
book 1
book 2
book 3
book 4
These Bookes following are printed for Nicholas Bourne, and are to bee sold at the South-Entrance of the Royall Exchange.