BOERHAAVE -- SWIETEN, G. v. Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave aphorismos de cognoscendis et curandis morbis. Par., G. Cavelier, 1769-73. 5 vols. 4°. Bound in 19th c. green hcf., smooth spines dec. in gilt, marbled sides. (Apart from some exterior scratches to sides and top of spines and some minor foxing of the text a good set).Gerard van Swieten (1700-72), a long-time protégé of Boerhaave, accepted an appointment as physician in ordinary to the young empress Maria Theresia of Austria in 1744. The best known commentary on Boerhaave and a standard medical textbook. - Lindeboom 1931-4.
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