Publisher Information: Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1726. 1st edition. [Hecquet, Philippe (1661-1737).] Reflexions sur l'usage de l'opium, des calmants, et des narcotiques, pour la guerison des maladies. 12mo. , 374, pp. Paris: Guillaume Cavelier fils, 1726. 167 x 92 mm. Calf c. 1726, gilt spine, rubbed & worn, small chip at foot of spine, front hinge cracking but overall sound. Light toning, otherwise very good. Book Id: 11199
First Edition. A treatise on the use of opium and other narcotics in the treatment of disease. Hecquet, physician at the Charite Hospital in Paris, was a confirmed mechanist and a longtime opponent of chemical medicine, which he attacked in several publications. He was a great believer in the virtues of opium, which he recommended for a broad spectrum of ailments, including those of children and pregnant women. Osler 2916.