This profusely illustrated translation of Gesner's Thesaurus Euonymi Philiatri de remediis secretis (1552), on the chemical preparation of medicines, is by George Baker, the violently-tempered physician of the de Vere family (indeed The newe iewell of health is dedicated to Anne Cecil de Vere, Countess of Oxford, with a full page cut of the de Vere arms on the verso of the title-page). This translation, deliberately obscure "cause is that I would not have every ignorant asse to be made a chirurgian by my book, for they would do more harm with it than good", was reissued in 1599 under the title The practise of the new and old phisicke.
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