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Cornelius Aulus CELSE. De Medicina Libri octo...

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Cornelius Aulus CELSE. De Medicina Libri octo Leiden, Langerak, 1746. In-8, cream vellum (contemporary binding). Brunet, I-1727 /// (35f.)-749-(13f.). New edition edited by Almeloveen with notes by Jean Cæsarius, Robert Constantin, Joseph Scaliger, Isaac Casaubon and Jean-Baptiste Morgagne. A famous physician in the time of Augustus, Celsius was considered by Boerhaave to be the first surgeon of ancient and modern times, and by Casaubon to be the God of physicians. His De Arte medica was first published in Florence in 1478, and has been reprinted countless times. A frontispiece portrait engraved by Spyk.