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#A treatise of the plague containing the nature, signes, and accidents of the same, with the certaine and absolute cure of the feuers, botches and carbuncles that raigne in these times: and aboue all things most singular experiments and preseruatiues in the same, gathered by the obseruation of diuers worthy trauailers, and selected out of the writing of the best learned phisitians in this age. By Thomas Lodge, Doctor in Phisicke.#

##Lodge, Thomas, 1558?-1625.## A treatise of the plague containing the nature, signes, and accidents of the same, with the certaine and absolute cure of the feuers, botches and carbuncles that raigne in these times: and aboue all things most singular experiments and preseruatiues in the same, gathered by the obseruation of diuers worthy trauailers, and selected out of the writing of the best learned phisitians in this age. By Thomas Lodge, Doctor in Phisicke. Lodge, Thomas, 1558?-1625.

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##Content Summary##

#####Front#####

  1. TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE THE LORD Maior, and to the Right Worshipfull the Aldermen and Sheriffes of the Citie of London.

  2. To the curteous and friendly Reader.

#####Body#####

  1. The causes and cures of the Plague.

  2. CHAP. II. Of the causes of the Plague.

  3. CHAP. III. Of the signes of the Plague, both impendent and present, with the good and euil signes appearing in pestiserous sicknesses.

  4. CHAP. IIII. A Rule and instruction to preserue such as be in health, from the infection.

  5. CHAP. V. The meanes and preseruatiues which are to be ministred inwardly against the Plague.

  6. CHAP. VI. A Rule and direction, whereby, by Potions, Pils, Powders, Opiates, and Losenges (which are most fit, apt, and conuenient to preserue the body from Contagion,) the Plague may be preuented.

    _ These remedies which ensue are very excellent and appropriate for the Plague.

    • A Pomander of excellent sent and sauour good against Pestilent aires.

    • • prettie preseruatiue to be carried in a mans mouth during the time of infection, which procureth a sauoury and sweete breath.

    • An admirable and excellent defensatiue in forme of an oyntment to defend the heart in time of infection, profitable both for the healthy and diseased, and of admirable effects.

    • An other excellent preseruatiue against the Plague.

    • A singular water both for the healthy and diseased in the time of the sicknesse, whereof they may take an ounce euery morning with much comfort.

    • Excellent Pilles against the Plague.

    • An excellent and approued remedie allowed by diuers learned mens experience.

    • A singular and secret Remedie the which I receiued from a worthy man of Venice, admirable for his learning in all Sciences, who of curtesie imparted the same vnto me, with protestation that he had seene wonderfull effects of the same.

    • An Opiate against the Plague, extracted partly out of Galen, partly out of Dioscorides, and others of excellent effect.

    • A perfume for to aire the Chamber of him that is infected, correcting the venemous aire.

    • A powder of great vertue against the Plague, which was sent by Philip King of Spaine, to Charles the ninth King of France, in the yeare 1564. when as almost the whole kingdome of France was infected with the Plague.

    • A soueraine and excellent Remedie taken out of Alexis.

    • The Almaines and Flemmings in the time of the Plague, vse this Remedie that ensueth.

  7. CHAP. VII. A briefe Methode and rule of life, how to preserue the healthfull in the time of sicknesse.

  8. The order and policy that ought to be held in a City, during the plague time, and wherin the Lord Mayor and Sherifs, and such as vnder them haue care of the infected, ought to shew their diligence in the maintenance and order of their cittizens. Chap. VIII.

  9. Chap. IX. Of the building of an Hospitall for the Plague.

  10. Chap. X. Of the manner how to gouerne and heale such as are sicke of the plague, as well in diet, chamber beds, as in fit remedies, both for their botches and carbuncles.

    _ The preparation of a Chamber.

  11. Chap. XI. The Diet of him that is strucken with the Plague.

  12. Chap. XII. Rules as touching bloud-letting, the potions and Euacuations which are necessary for him that is sicke of the plague.

    _ Of Blood-letting.

    _ Of Purging.

    _ Potions against the Plague.

    _ This water that enseweth, is likewise of great vertue, and allowed by many experiences.

    _ An Epitheme for the liuer.

    _ How a man ought to proceede in curing the plague sore.

    _ Of the cure of the Carbuncle.

    _ To make the Eschare or dead flesh to fall out of the carbuncle.

  13. Chap. XV. The maner how to withstand the most vrgent accidents that happen in the pestilent feuer, the Botch and Carbuncle.

  14. Chap. XVI. The order and gouernment they ought to obserue who assist and serue those that are sicke of the plague.

  15. Chap. XVII. The manner how to cleanse the houses and places that are infected, the woollen and linnen, and the moouables of the same: And how long they may remaine infected, if they be not well cleansed, and in what time they may be reputed cleane.

    _ Generall rules to bee obserued by all men in the plague time.

#####Back#####

  1. A Table or Index.

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