DISSERTATIO MEDICA INAUGURALIS De CIRCULATIONE SANGUINIS (On Blood Circulation).... [bound with] PROLUSIO INAUGURALIS De MOTORE CORDIS (Preliminary on Heart Action) ... [bound with] DIATRIBE MEDICA EXHIBENS AEGRUM MEMORIAE DEBILITATE LABORANTEM (Suffering an Unstable Memory)... [bound with] DIATRIBE MEDICA De FERMENTIS CHIMICS (Chemical Fermentation) [1695] ... [bound with] DISSERTATIO CHIMICO-MEDICA De TINCTURAMARTIS HELLEBORATA (Chemical-Medical Properties of Tincture of Hellebore) ... [bound with] POSITIONES De AESTU MARIS MICROCOSMICI Seu FLUXU Et REFLUXU SANGUINIS (Arguments About the Microcosmic Sea Tide, or on the Flux and Reflux of Blood) ...

Jenae [Jena]: Typis Iohannis Iacobi Krebsii, 1696. 1st edition. 31, [1]; [8]; 18, [2]; 28; 20; [52] pp. Text in Latin. All but the 2nd begin with full printed title page; the 2nd by Slevogt with a divisional title Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. 4to: A - D4; ):(4; 2A - B4 C2; 3A - C4 D2; 4A - B4 C2; 2 A - F4. 19.2 cm x 15.5 cm. Contemporaneous full vellum binding, with "Iparal 1696" stamped to top board. Green edgestain. Period fore-edge tabs marking the divers dissertations. Lacking lower 1-3/4" of spine. Other general wear & soiling to binding. A Very Good copy. Item #29622

A bound volume of six related, though distinct, theses of Medicine, with the 1st, 3rd & 4th attended under the direction of one of the most brilliant scientists of the era, Georg Wolfgang Wedel. However, the piece of distinction must be credited to that of Stahl, a protege of Wedel's at Jena who achieved his own place of prominence in the early 18th C scientific world both as a practicing physician and as a proponent of the 'anima' philosophy, of which blood circulation plays a key role. "... through his writings [he] became vastly influential. .... [in fact, the DSB continues] Stahl influenced the whole of eighteenth-century medicine; and his imprint is being increasingly appreciated as historians trace his role in the drama of eighteenth-century medical thought."

OCLC records only 1 institutional holding of this very early Stahl title on blood circulation, which was published in Halle while Stahl lectured at the University, and where he remained till 1715 until being called to court by Frederick William I of Prussia, to assume the position of court physician.

Price: $1,750.00