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Basel, Johann Oporinus, 1568 [i.e. 1548?]
A fine copy of Fuchs’ handbook of therapeutics, here in its final form incorporating the author’s last additions and revisions. The work developed from a book on therapies, De Medendis singularum humani corporis partium libri quatuor, published at Basel in 1539, immediately after Fuchs completed his Greek edition of Galen. A fifth part, “De medendis tumoribus praeter naturam”, was appended in 1542, when the book was reprinted by Johann Oporinus under the new title De Sanandis totius humani corporis libri quinque. Three further parts were prepared for the present edition, when the work assumed yet again a new title. These new parts (Books VI-VIII) discuss the treatment of wounds, tumours, ulcers, fractures and dislocations, and are illustrated by eight full-page woodcuts of surgical instruments copied (with acknowledgement) from Jean Tagault’s De chirurgia institutione (1543).