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The Physician's Art : An Attempt to Expand John Locke's Fragment De Arte Medica

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Title:The Physician's Art : An Attempt to Expand John Locke's Fragment De Arte Medica
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$18.90)
Category:Philosophy
Book ID:B009-MDC00021
Quantity:1
Publisher:Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1933
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Cream Cloth
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No Jacket
Clarendon Press, 1933, Cream Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition

gilt titles spine; deckled outer & bottom edges; blind-stamped, single-line outer border front & rear covers; "when we consider what an advance Locke's Essay concerning the Humane Understanding represented in philosophy, we cannot but lament that he failed to carry out his plan to formulate a system for medicine. It is impossible to think that he would have written anything like the contemporary treatises on the practice of medicine; it may rather be assumed that he would have attempted to determine and criticize the larger principles of the art as they have appeared to the reflective physician of every age - principles that are not dependent on the state of the science of medicine. The chapters that follow the fragment are devoted to what appear to the author to be the fundamentals of the medical art; in no sense are they an expansion of Locke's thought except that they start from the same conception that Locke puts forward."; there is a tiny & faint stain on the first few pages (perhaps tea?) & also the front free endpaper appears to be missing; also the following has been written by a previous owner, in pencil, lightly, under the author's name on the title page: "He was Honorary Physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford & Reader in Morbid Anatomy in the University." a sound & neat copy with bright gilts; including index - 237 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Medical History; Medicine & Health. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: MDC00021.
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