Skilful Physician / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$95.98
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $108.74
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 16%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $108.74   
  • New (2) from $108.74   

Overview

The Skilful Physician, originally published in England in 1656, is a collection of natural recipes for disease remedies, perfumes and treated wines. Intended for a popular not a professional audience, the book emphasizes preventive medicine through healthy diet and life-style. The compendium is representative of popular medical texts of the mid-seventeenth century, a genre that includes the well-known Culpepers' Complete Herbal written by Nicholas Culpeper and first published in 1652. Unlike Culpeper's Herbal which has been reprinted extensively, The Skilful Physician has never been reprinted. This edition, supplemented by a new preface, introduction, glossary and table of medicinal natural ingredients, makes a fascinating work available to modern scholars and a modern public.

"...provides natural remedies with an emphasis on preven- tative medicine through a healthy diet and lifestyle... first published in England in 1656, it now includes a new preface,table of medicinal natural ingredients, & glossary."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Michael A. Flanery
...The reader is really getting several books in one: first, the text of The Skilful Physician itself; second, an informative historical essay of health and healing during the mid-17th-century; third, a medical glossary of terms; and, finally, a brief but interesting gallery of 17th-century wood cuts. The editors of The Skilful Physician have clearly put a considerable amount of work into this reprinting. Those interested in the history of medicine and pharmacy, as well as those interested in popular health and healing in 17th-century England will find much of interest in this book.
Booknews
A collection of recipes for natural disease remedies, perfumes, and treated wines, plus advice in diet and lifestyle, originally published in England in 1656 for a popular rather than professional audience and never before reprinted. Includes an introduction on 17th-century English medical theories and practices, a glossary, and a table of medicinal ingredients. For scholars and general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789057025310
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

THE SKILFUL PHYSICIAN
Glossary
Table of Natural Ingredients

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)