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Medicina Flagellata

Or, The Doctor Scarify'd

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1721
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,279 / 99 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 1.2
LoC Category: R
Downloads: 643
Added to site: 2010.07.15
mnybks.net#: 28440
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

Laying open the Vices of the Faculty, the Insignificancy of a great Part of their Materia Medica; with certain Rules to discern the true Physician from the Emperick, and the Useful Medicine from the Noxious and Trading Physick. WITHAn ESSAY on HEALTH,Or thePower of a Regimen. To which is added, A Discovery of some Remarkable Errors in the late Writings on the PLAGUE, by Dr. Mead, Quincey, Bradley, &c. With some useful and necessary Rules to be observed in the Time of that Contagious Distemper.

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hood, or at least eight of them, for we'll suppose one Part of the nine a Possibility of acquiring competent Estates, in a Way more honest than that of the Covenanters, by their wholsome Trade of fitting out Chirurgeons Chests for Sea, and supplying Country Apothecaries with Compositions: Lastly, all accomplish'd Physicians are likewise expos'd to manifest Injuries from the Covenant Apothecaries, who being sent for by Patients, after a short Essay of a Cordial, will overpower them by Perswasions to call in a Doctor, who shall be no other than his Covenant Physician; by which Means the former Physician, who by his extraordinary Care and Skill had oblig'd the Family before, shall be passed by, and lose the Practice of that Patient: And should it happen, the Sense of Gratitude of the forementioned Patient, should engage him to continue the Use of his former Physician, yet this Covenant Apothecary shall privately cavil at every Bill, and impute the Appearance of every small Pain, or Symptom (which necessarily in

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