Balgowlah, N.S.W., [Australia]: Williams & Wilkins / Syntex. Color and sepia plates. First Edition. Cloth. Tall 8vo, black cloth with silver gilt spine lettering, profusely illustrated with full color plates and sepia-colored half-tones, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of a full-color Elizabethan or Medieval man and woman standing beside and touching one another, yellow ribbon page marker, unused Syntex presentation as preliminary half title, 320 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1411
A very informative and well illustrated study of Shakespeare's knowledge and use of medicine.
This work is the culmination of years of study of Shakespeare's works from a medical point of view. Chapters include "Shakespeare's Physicians," "Mental Illness," "The Madness of Lear, Hamlet, & Timon," "Venereal Disease--'The Pox'," Shakespeare's Epileptics," "Pregnancy & Childbirth," "Drugs, Herbs and Poisons," "The Elements & The Humors," and more.