A Treatise Concerning the Influence of the Sun and Moon Upon Human Bodies, and the Diseases Thereby Produced

9780217086325: A Treatise Concerning the Influence of the Sun and Moon Upon Human Bodies, and the Diseases Thereby Produced
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1748. Excerpt: ... A TREATISE concerning the INFLUENCE of the SUN and MOON upon HUMAN BODIES, and,'fl the Diseases thereby produced. B Y RICHARD MEAD, Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians at London and Edinburgh, and of the Royal Society, and Physician to His Majesty. Translated from the Latin, under the Author's Infpectiorij By THOMAS STACK, u.n. F.r. s. Rationalem puto mcdicinam ejfe debere; injirui vero ah rw»' dentibus caufts, obscuris omnibus mn a cogitations artificit, fed ab ipsa arte rejetiis. Cels. in Præfat. as LONDON: Printed for J.brindley, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, wNew Barid-Jirtet, Mdccxiviii. in im ADVERTISEMENT. Having resolved, at the instance os some friends, to give a second edition of this small Treatise, I thought it incumbent on me, to read it over attentively; in order to make such additions and improvements, as above forty years experience might have suggested to me since its first publication. Accordingly, in this review, I have explained some mathematical matters in a clearer manner than I had formerly done; and I have illustrated and confirmed the medicinal part by several additional observations and cases, which may prove useful in the practice of physic. And indeed, that a due consideration of this subject is extensively A 3 useful useful to a physician, will appear with sufficient evidence, from the various kinds of diseases, the courses and returns of which I have herein shewn to depend on the different positions and revolutions of the Sun and Moon. Now, though a previous acquaintance with the Ma thematic a I principles of natural philosophy be requisite for comprehending this subject in its full extent; yet as those, who are little affected by geometrical demonstrations, may possibly be convinced b...

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