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The English Physician

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The first medical book published in the American colonies.
The English Physician is a humble vest-pocket-sized 94-page medical guide for the common person, by the prolific herbalist and author Nicholas Culpeper. It was a staple in 17th-century England, as it was short, written in accessible prose, and inexpensive; and perhaps as attractive, it took a decidedly skeptical vie
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 25th 2007 by University Alabama Press
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The first medical book published in North America (1708). It wasn't REALLY written by Nicholas Culpeper - copyright rules and other restraints were lax at this time in North America - it was merely based on his writings. Some of the "cures" are hilarious.
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Nicholas Culpeper was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer. His published books include The English Physician (1652) and the Complete Herbal (1653), which contain a rich store of pharmaceutical and herbal knowledge, and Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick (1655), which is one of the most detailed documents we have on the practice of medical astr ...more
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