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Description: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ... 4 his his own, especially relating to the Ute' rus. This book reviv'd, in some measure, the study of Anatomy j and was in so much vogue till the restoration of learning, that the Statutes of Padua allow'd of no other System to be taught in their schools. About this time Robert King of Naples, in 131 o, was a very generous encourager of physical Learning, and had in his service two Physicians, who made a considerable figure in their Profession at that time, Francis of Piedmont, and Matth. Syhaticus. The former continued what P. de Apono had begun, a supplement to Mesue: and this work is little more than a collection out of all the Arabians, who wrote practical systems of Physick. The other, a Mantuan, who dy'd about 13 40, publifh'd a large volume in 1317, call'd the Pande&s ofPhyJi;k j from whence he had the name of PandeBarius. This he indeed intended for a sort of physical Vocabulary, for the easier reading theTranflators of the Creel and Arabian authors: but the Greek, Arabics and even Latin words relating to Medicine, are here so interpreted, either through the fault of the original Writer or the Transcribers, that there is scarce any understanding it; there being hardly one line, where there is not a barbarous or unintelligible expression: so that there wants another Dictionary to explain his meaning. Reinejius has taken a great deal of pains in his Various Le&ions, to mend the text of this Author, and that of another of much less value, the Pajtonaritm of Gariopontus: but as it was a sort of Lingua Franca, which these Authors made use of, they searce deserv'd so great an attention from one, who cou'd have employ'd his learning much better. However thus much we may fay of Sylvaticus very justly, that he made some...