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HUNGERBYHLER, Aloys. Dissertatio inauguralis medica de oleo ricini, medicamento purgante et anthelmintico praestantissimo...

Friburgi Brisgoviae [Freibourg] . Typis Joannis Andreae Satron, 1778.
Quarto. [4], 28pp., [2], with one engraved folding plate illustrating the castor oil plant. Marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. Extremities a trifle rubbed.
A very scarce medical work on castor oil - an inaugural doctoral dissertation delivered by Aloys Hungerbyhler at the University of Freiburg in 1778. Extracted from the seed of the Ricinus communis, 'oleum ricini' - or 'oleum palma Christi' as it was also known - had been used since Egyptian times for his laxative properties. The dissertation also discusses its 'anthelmintic' property, or its capacity to kill worms and parasites without causing damage to the hosting organism. It also includes chapters on botany, dosage and therapeutic uses.

OCLC locates only two copies (Freiburg and Lloyd Library).
£ 175.00 Antiquates Ref: 20110