Written for Those Who are "Enemies to Quackery" [Cunningham, Timothy (d. 1789)]. The Law of Physicians, Surgeons, And Apothecaries: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, And Judgments Concerning Them. Compiled, By Desire of a Great Personage, For the Use of Such Gentlemen of the Faculty as Are Enemies to Quackery, in Order to Point Out the Defects in the Law, As it Now Stands, Relative to those Professions, And To Propose such Expedients for Remedying them as They Shall Think Necessary, Before the Next Session of Parliament, When it is Intended to Apply for an Act for Regulating the Practice of Physick, And Suppressing Empirical Nostrums. London: Printed by W. Griffin, 1767. 8, 109, iii pp. Includes 3 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (8" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter-calf over marbled boards, calf title panel to front board. Light toning, faint dampspotting to a few leaves. $1,250. * Only edition. Timothy Cunningham (died 1789) was a London barrister, legal writer and antiquarian. The author of more than twenty books, Cunningham was also one of the most prolific legal writers of the eighteenth century. As indicated by its title, the Law of Physicians is both a summary of the law and an argument for stricter laws to suppress "quackery" and the use of "empirical nostrums." OCLC locates 7 copies, 3 in North America, none in law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue T75418.
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