A Discourse concerning Gleets.

Turner (Daniel)

A Discourse concerning Gleets.

Their cause and cure. With a prefatory account of Professor Boerhaave's new comments on the venereal disease; and some Animadversions thereon. Address'd to the Surgeons in the City of London. To which is added, a Defence of the 12th chapter of the first part of a treatise De morbis cutaneis, in respect to the Spots and Marks impress'd upon the Skin of the Foetus, by the Force of the Mother's Fancy: containing some remarks upon a discourse lately printed and entituled [sic], The strength of imagination in pregnant women examin'd, &c. Whereby it is made plain, notwithstanding all the Objections therein, that the said Imagination in the Pregnant Woman, is capable of maiming, and does often both mutilate and mark the Foetus, or that the same, as he insinuates, is not a vulgar Error. In a Letter to the Author.

Description: FIRST EDITION, occasional minor browning, pp. lii, [i], 162, 8vo, contemporary panelled calf, worn, joints cracked but boards firm, a few contemporary marginal notes, one scornful of Taylor, sound

Publication Details: Printed for John Clark, 1729

Notes: The second part of the book is Turner's first blast in the pamphlet war between him and James Blondel, who had ridiculed Turner's credulity; or rather, Turner had taken personally Blondel's strictures in general. This was in the aftermath of the Mary Toft scandal, she having duped many into believing that she was giving birth to rabbits. See Jan Bondeson, A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, pp. 151 et seq.

Bibliography: (ESTC T136060)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1729

Stock Number: 58077

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