Omnia Opera Practica (1674)

Omnia Opera Practica (1674)

     

Omnia Opera Practica (1674)

   

Omnia Opera Practica (1674)

     

Jacques Houllier, (Jacob Hollerius Stampani) (1504?-1562)

Full title and content of volumes: Omnia Opera Practica, .. (Volume 1, 520 pages) De Morbis Internis... (Volume II, 47 pages) Morbis Internis, qui Febrium Historiam et Curationem, ... De Peste Libellum (5 pages)... Ad Libros Galeni Compositione Medicamentorum (36 pages),... (Volume III, 73 pages) Materia Chirurgica,....Therapia Puerperarum Summa Capita"

Doctissimis Ejusdem Scholiis et Observationibus Deinde Ludovici Dureti et Antonii Valetii. D. Joannis Hautin (1674)

HOULLIER, Jacques (Jacob Hollerius Stampani). Born in Estampes (hence the name Stampani), about 50 miles west of Touluse, in 1504?. He received medical education in Paris under Jean Tagault. He became dean of the same institution in 1546 and again in 1547. He was both a successful surgeon and physician and Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris. He was a translator and an interpreter of Hippocrates especially looking again at the way Galen interpreted Hippocrates. He was critical of Galen. He adopted the polypharmacy treatment of diseases promoted by Arab physicians. He died suddenly in 1562 while preparing to publish his works. The work we have here: Omnia Opera Practica was never published during his life. His students, Ludovici Dureti and Antoni Valeti organized his notes and published first in Paris 1612, in Geneva 1623 a 2d ed., 1635 a 3d ed. and in 1674 the 4th ed, the one we have here. This folio edition copy was in extremely poor condition when purchased. It was a copy originally housed in the Royal College of Surgeons from Ireland. The covers were detached and damaged, the spin missing, the book appeared to have suffered some fire damage. The extensive restoration meant conservatively rebinding a new spine and repairing the missing segments of the existing boards (see above photo). The Printed block has some watermarks, foxing of pages throughout, but overall, in good condition.

According to Heirs of Hippocrates, "this work is a general text, without illustrations, of internal medicine, with added treatise on the plague, pharmaceuticals, and surgery. All are commented upon and extended by remarks of the editors, Antoine Valet (d. 1607) and Louis Duret (1527-1589). Houllier, a celebrated French physician, was a leader in France of the reaction against Galen and the return to Hippocratic principles."

Edititorial notes by Andrew I Spielman.

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