London: George Strahan, 1725. Octavo ( x cm.), 232 pages. Second edition, following the first of 1724. Cheyne (1673?–1743), a native of Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and a disciple of Dr. Archibald Pitcairn, was professor of medicine at Edinburgh and a follower of Pitcairn's iatromathematical school of medical science. Cheyne's several medical works "were popular largely because Cheyne possessed a superior literary style. . . . [They] appear to have been.....
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