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Title
Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Iesu scrutinium physico-medicum contagiosae luis, quae pestis dicitur :  quo origo, causae, signa, prognostica pestis, nec non insolentes malignantis naturae effectus, qui statis temporibus, caelestium influxuum virtute & efficacia, tum in elementis : tum in epidemijs hominum animantiumque morbis elucescunt, unà cum appropriatis remediorum antidotis nouâ doctrinâ in lucem eruuntur  
Scrutinium physico-medicum contagiosae luis
Name/Creator
Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HMS.COUNT:1170231 
Location
Houghton

Countway Medicine

Networked Resource
Place of Origin
Romae
Publisher
Typis Mascardi
Language
Latin
Description
[16], 252, [16] p. ; 23 cm.
Form/Genre
text

print
Classification
RC171 .K55
Subject
Plague -- Early works to 1800 ;  Plague -- Etiology -- Early works to 1800 ;  Plague -- Italy -- Naples -- History -- 17th century ;  Medicine -- Early works to 1800 ;  ItalyRome

Category
Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

Germ Theory

Public Health, pre-1700

Plague

Note
"Ad Alexandrum VII. Pont. Opt. Max."

Text was the first treatise to "state explicitly the theory of contagion by animalculae as the cause of infectious disease"--Garrison-Morton.

Signatures: +-2+⁴ A-2I⁴ 2K⁶.

Includes index.

Woodcuts: arms of Pope Alexander VII on verso of t.p.; head- and tail-pieces; initials; printed marginalia; type ornament on title page.

"Errores": p. [15] (3rd group).


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