De Morbis Acutis et Chronicis
Caelius Aurelianus
1722

In a manner very similar to other engraved title pages we have seen, the scene at the back of the image shows patients recling in beds, this time in elaborate chambers. Attendants bring bottles on trays to the patients, which suggest a relation to the vases of plant-based remedies featured in the foreground of the image. In the nearest chamber, a couple occupies the bed. The significance of the patient in engraved title pages could imply that authors and publishers were eager to prove the application of the book’s theories.

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