|Author:||Mayow, John, 1641-1679.|
|Title:||Rhachitidologia, or, A tract of the disease rhachitis, commonly called the rickets shewing the signes, cause, symptoms, and prognosticks : together with a most accurate and ingenious method of cure / written originally in Latin ... by ... Dr. John Mayow ... and now ... faithfully rendred into English by W.S. ; to which is subjoyn'd a profitable appendix, touching weights and measures us'd in the composition of medicines and exhibition of medicinal doses.|
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Rhachitidologia, or, A tract of the disease rhachitis, commonly called the rickets shewing the signes, cause, symptoms, and prognosticks : together with a most accurate and ingenious method of cure / written originally in Latin ... by ... Dr. John Mayow ... and now ... faithfully rendred into English by W.S. ; to which is subjoyn'd a profitable appendix, touching weights and measures us'd in the composition of medicines and exhibition of medicinal doses.
Mayow, John, 1641-1679.
Oxford: Printed by L.L. for Th. Fickus, 1685.
First word of title printed in Greek letters.
"An Appendix touching weights and measures us'd in the composition of medicines ..." has separate paging and special t.p. with imprint: Oxford, 1684.
Reproduction of original in Bodleian Library.
Rickets -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Bones -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Pharmacy -- Weights and measures -- Early works to 1800.
TO The most Vigilant, Industrious and Expert MIDWIFE Mrs. MARY COOMES, the Translator Wisheth all Happiness.
TO THE READER.
A Tract of the Disease RHACHITIS, commonly called the RICKETS
CHAP. I. Of the time when and Place where the Disease Rhachitis had its first Rise, and who are most sub∣ject thereto.
CHAP. II. Of the Signs or Symptoms of the Disease.
CHAP. III. Of the Cause of the Disease. That it consisteth not in the naughtiness of the Blood; nor in the depraved constitution of the Parts.
CHAP. IV. That the Nerves as well as the Blood do help to nourish; and this dis∣ease doth peculiarly depend upon the defect of the Nervous Influx.
CHAP. V. The Definition, or Description of the Rhachitis, together with the Cause thereof: Wherein is shewed, that it proceeds not from the faultiness of the Brain; but from the obstruction of the spinal Marrow.
CHAP. VI. The Reason of the Symptoms, and first of the too great Augmenta∣tion of the Head.
CHAP. VII. Of the swelling or puffing up of the Abdomen.
CHAP. VIII. Of strumous Glondules, or hard Kernels.
CHAP. IX. Of the Crookedness of the Bones. Dr. Glissons Opinion touching the same, is set down.
CHAP. X. The Authors opinion. That the Bones in this Disease are suffici∣ently nourished; but not the mus∣culous Parts, the extenuation whereof is the only Cause that the Bones are bowed; as is illustra∣ted by Example. Of the inflex∣ion of the Spine. Why the Bones of the Thigh and Shoulder are very seldome bowed.
CHAP. XI. Why the Breast grows straight or narrow, and accuminated.
CHAP. XII. Of the Asthma, Pursiness, or short∣ness of Breath, in this Affect.
CHAP. XIII. From what Cause the Imbecillity or Feebleness of the Body doth arise.
CHAP. XIV. Why elderly Persons, or those of ri∣per years, are not molested with this Disease.
CHAP. XV. The Prognostick of this Disease com∣prehended in Seaven Aphorisms.
CHAP. XVI. The Method of Curing.
CHAP. XVII. The use of Clysters, and some Forms thereof.
A Laxative, Anodyne, and Car∣minative, Clyster.
A Corroborant Clyster.
CHAP. XVIII. The use of Emeticks or Vomitory Medicines, and some Forms thereof.
A Gentle Vomitory.
A stronger Vomitory.
CHAP. XIX. Some Examples of Cathartics, or Purging Medicines.
A Gentle Purging Draught.
A Purging Syrup.
A Purging Electuary.
A Purging Bolus.
CHAP. XX. Chirurgical Remedies.
CHAP. XXI. Specific Alterants, [or Remedies peculiar to this Disease, being such as alter and correct the Blood and Humours.]
Whereof Compounds may be formed after this manner.
Lozenges or Tablets.
A Distilled Water.
CHAP. XXII. Chymical Specifics; Also of Sweat∣ing and Bathing.
CHAP. XXIII. Of Remedies that correct the Symptoms.
An Oyntment for the debili∣tated Parts.
A Liniment for the Swelling of the Abdomen.
A Decoction to be used with the Liniment.
A Plaister for the Hypochondria.
A Pectoral Ʋnguent.
An Emplaster for the Spine.
title page apendix
An Appendix touching Medi∣cal Weights and Measures.
I. Of MEDICAL WEIGHTS.
II. Of MEASƲRES.
The most difficult Terms of Art, belonging to the afore-going Treatise and Appen∣dix, Alphabetically Explained.
The Index, or Table of the CONTENTS.