A comment on forty two histories discribed [sic] by Hippocrates in the first and third books of his Epidemics ... To which is added a letter, to shew that Hippocrates mentions a year of 360 days, which Daniel used, chap. IX. and that prophecy is explained from the copy of it in the Septuagint. John Floyer, Sir.
A comment on forty two histories discribed [sic] by Hippocrates in the first and third books of his Epidemics ... To which is added a letter, to shew that Hippocrates mentions a year of 360 days, which Daniel used, chap. IX. and that prophecy is explained from the copy of it in the Septuagint

A comment on forty two histories discribed [sic] by Hippocrates in the first and third books of his Epidemics ... To which is added a letter, to shew that Hippocrates mentions a year of 360 days, which Daniel used, chap. IX. and that prophecy is explained from the copy of it in the Septuagint

London: printed and sold by J. Isted, 1726. First edition, 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 232; blindstamped contemporary paneled calf, unadorned spine; extremities rubbed, short tear in B1 entering from the top margin; a good, sound copy, unrestored. Early ownership signatures of Josiah Pomeroy on the flyleaf, and G. Harriot on the title page. Sectional title pages for A Letter to the Rev. Dr. John Gibson … concerning the interpretation of Daniel's Prophecy, [London], 1726 which occupies pp. [199]-220; and separate title page for The Rev. Mr. Colson's Letter to Sir John Floyer, [London], 1726, occupying pp. [221]-232. Floyer (1649-1734) "was one of the most eccentric physicians of his time, and his works show great independence of thought as well as a true spirit of research" (Heirs of Hippocrates). He was the first physician to make regular observations on the rate of the pulse, was a powerful advocate of cold bathing, and was a pioneer in the field of geriatrics. He also gave the first description of emphysema. Item #24227

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