The Astrological Judgement and Practice of Physick

The Astrological Judgement and Practice of Physick

Richard Saunders (1613 - 1692) was an astrologer/physician in 17th century England. This book, first published in 1677, was the result of thirty years practice. It is also one of the earliest astro-medical treatises in the English language.

Author: Richard Saunders

Publisher: Astrology Center of America

ISBN: 193330300X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 841

Richard Saunders (1613 - 1692) was an astrologer/physician in 17th century England. This book, first published in 1677, was the result of thirty years practice. It is also one of the earliest astro-medical treatises in the English language. Using the terminology of his day, Saunders speaks of humors and winds, of conditions hot, cold or dry, of the cholerick and fiery, etc. This is a comprehensive and demanding text on medical astrology. Included are rules for decumbiture charts, illnesses produced by the traditional planets in the various signs of the zodiac, when to administer medicines based on planetary hours, and much more. This is also a first hand account of life, death and medicine in the 16th and 17th centuries, with many surprising details. Of the Black Plague of 1593 (with transiting Saturn in sign of Cancer), Saunders writes, "And you shall understand that this Plague was not infectious, because it came of a cold cause; and there was nothing that bred it so soon as the eating of fresh Herrings and Cucumbers and fruit, and such things as breed slimy Flegm and Water; and most commonly where it took a house, it went round amongst children and servants, that were all of one kind of feeding; and those two years was great plenty of fresh Herrings, and much fruit; and there dyed in the year 1593 eighteen hundred a week, and most of the Doctors of Physick did fly from London, and Dr. Foreman staid by it, and thanks God he saved many." (pg. 154). Includes numerous herbal remedies and medieval medical techniques. Introductions by his contemporaries William Lilly, John Gadbury, Henry Coley and others. One of the great astrology books.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The astrological judgment and practice of physick Deductaed from the position of the heavens at the decumbiture of the sick person wherein the fundamental grounds thereof are most clearly displayed shewing by an universal method not only the cause but the cure and end of all manner of diseases Also divers notable experiments

The astrological judgment and practice of physick  Deductaed from the position of the heavens at the decumbiture of the sick person  wherein the fundamental grounds thereof are most clearly displayed     shewing by an universal method not only the cause  but the cure and end of all manner of diseases     Also divers notable experiments

Author: Richard Saunders

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1155411888

Category: Electronic books

Page: 422

View: 271

Categories: Electronic books

The Astrological Judgment and Practice of Physick Deductaed From the Position of the Heavens at the Decumbiture of the Sick Person

The Astrological Judgment and Practice of Physick  Deductaed From the Position of the Heavens at the Decumbiture of the Sick Person

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Richard 1613-1675 Saunders

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 1014979471

Category:

Page: 424

View: 506

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: