Parisiis [Paris] : Ex officina Simonis Colinaei, 1537.
Book — 70,  l. ; 16 cm (8vo)
Servetus' second medical publication, a treatise on the value of syrups in medicine. "At the time this book appeared, Servetus had had little formal medical education, but had undoubtedly been exposed to a good deal of medicine in his association with Champier. ... He displays considerable knowledge of Galen's writings and discusses at length the Galenical theory of the value of syrups in digestion (that they are useless) as opposed to that of Avicenna and the Arabists who placed great faith in their curative value. He spends most of the book outlining these two opposing theories. (Fulton & Stanton 15)."--J. Norman, 2006.
Records of patients' condition and treatment in a variety of ailments, including, female diseases, sterility, venereal diseases, leprosy, plague, diseases of the eye, the stomach and related organs, and toothache.
Book — , 162 leaves : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm (4to)
The collected works on the medicinal discoveries in the New World by the Spanish physician and botanist, Nicolas were first published in Seville in 1576. The Lane Library copy is of the 1580 printing. This edition includes material included in Monardes Dos Libros (Seville, 1569), and in the Segunda Parte (Seville, 1571), which Monardes provided his first account of tobacco, then widely heralded as a panacea. The Tercera Parte and the Dialogo del Hierro were first printed in the collected edition of 1576. Widely translated, this work appeared in English in 1580 and 1596 under the title, Joyfull Newes out of the Newfound World.--J. Norman, 2006.
4. ed., castigatior, & aliquot locis auctior. - Antverpiae [Antwerp] : Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud viduam, & Joannem Moretum, 1593.
Book — 456,  pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
In 1582 Charles de l'Escluse (1526-1609) whose name was Latinized to Carolus Clusius, published at the Plantin Press in Antwerp an abridged Latin translation of Christoval Acosta's Tractado de las Drogas (1578) under the title of Aromatum & Medicamentorum in Orientali India Nascentium Liber. To that work l'Escluse provided a supplement, separately titled and paginated, entitled Aliquot Notae in Garciae Aromatum Historiam. In that l'Escluse published the descriptions of the plants found on the voyage of Sir Francis Drake around the world in 1577-1580. Since Drake was the first European to explore the West coast of North America, and probably visited either what is now known as Drake's Bay on the coast of Marin County, or even possibly entered San Francisco Bay, the voyage of Sir Francis Drake, and all the records pertaining to it, are of special interest for the history of California.--J. Norman, 2006.
The original work includes information of the materia medica (with Indian, Greek, and Arabic synonomy), local food plants, diseases, and sociology of India, and provided Western scholars with their introduction to tropical medicine.