Rhyne ten , Wilhelmi M.D. or ten Rhijne , Willem. 1647-1700 Dissertatio De acupunctura. Wilhelmi ten Rhyne M.D. &c. Transisalano-Daventriensis Dissertatio de arthritide: Mantissa schematica: De acupunctura: et Orationes tres, I. De chymiae ac botaniae antiquitate & dignitate: II. De physiognomia: III. De monstris / Singula ipsius authoris notis illustrata.
London, imp. R. Chiswell#ad insigne Rosae Corona, 1683.(48) 1-334 (2) ( last page blank. With fine engraved frontispiece by John Sturt ( 1658 - 1730) and six engraved ( 5 folding ) plates. original overlapping vellum. small whole in the lower margin of one text page. 1 textpage with repairs and one folding plate with repairs. Title in handwritting on spine. A remarkeble fresh copy. First edition.
Lindeboom Dutch medical biography : " Willen ten Rhijne Deventer 2 January 1649 - Batavia 1 June 1700 ...He studied in Deventer and Franeker, ... travelled to France, where he received the degree of MD at Angers in 1670... On his return Ten Rhijne was appointed physician to the Dutch East India Company... He sailed on the ship Ternate. .... After his arrival in Japan he is said to have been consulted by the Japanese emperor, who was very ill, but recovered. Ten Rhijne returned to Java, where he passed the rest of his life engaged in botanical and medical studies. He contributed to the great work Hortus Malabaricus......" Bowers p. 31 :" The first Deshima doctor to describe the medicine and culture of Japan to the West was a Hollander, Willem Ten Rhyne. There had been brief notes on the unique practices of Kampô in the letters of the Jesuits, ... but Ten Rhijne was the first physician to publish in Europe a detailed description of the indications for and practices of acupuncture and moxibustion. He was as well the first physician with a full university education in medicine to come to Deshima, and his studies and publications indicate hat he was dedicated to scholarship". Catalogue of Historical writings and Materials in early stage of the Development of Modern Medicine in Japan ( 1959 ) ...no 5. :" Wellknown as the first literature that introduced scientifically to Europe acupuncture and moxocausis peculiar to the Orient". Lu and Needham p. 271 :" In 1673 he was sent to Deshima a resident physician, where for two years he had considerable opportunities for coferring with the physicians of Japan..... Ten Rhyne present in his book four pictures, two Chinese and two Japanese, which show the acu-tracts and the loci appropriate for acupuncture and for moxa cautery... He mentioned also the bronze acupuncture models, referring to Wang Wei-I...It has justly been , called ' The western world's first detailed treatise on acupunture." Very scarce first edition of the first Western book on acupuncture....
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