The Decade of Medicine or The Physician of the Rich and the Poor

in which all the Signs, Causes and Remedies of Disease Are Clearly Expounded

  • Authors
  • François Du Port
  • Helmut Diehl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. Book One

    1. François Du Port
      Pages 7-7
    2. François Du Port
      Pages 8-8
    3. François Du Port
      Pages 9-10
    4. François Du Port
      Pages 10-11
    5. François Du Port
      Pages 11-11
    6. François Du Port
      Pages 12-12
    7. François Du Port
      Pages 12-13
    8. François Du Port
      Pages 13-13
    9. François Du Port
      Pages 13-14
    10. François Du Port
      Pages 14-14
    11. François Du Port
      Pages 14-14
    12. François Du Port
      Pages 14-15
    13. François Du Port
      Pages 15-15
    14. François Du Port
      Pages 15-16
    15. François Du Port
      Pages 16-17
    16. François Du Port
      Pages 17-18
    17. François Du Port
      Pages 18-18
    18. François Du Port
      Pages 19-19

About this book


he purpose of this book is to give the reader T an impression of medical science in seven­ teenth-century France. The French physician FRAN(fOIS DU PORT was the actual author of the book ) La Decade de Medecine ou Le Medecin des Riches et des Pauvres(. Working for thirty years as a country doctor enabled him to report the symptoms and causes of different diseases, and during the reign of LOUIS XIII (1601-1643), he recorded his experiences in Latin verse. In I 69 1, the adviser and official physician to LOUIS XIV Du FOUR acquired the rights to Du PORT'S book: he transcribed the doctor's experiences into French verse and in 1694, in Paris, )La Decade de Medecine ou Le Medecin des Riches et des Pauvres ( was published in Latin and French verse. In 1980, whilst staying in Avignon, France, M. DIEHL chanced upon a copy of this edition, which was then exactly 286 years old. Her father, H. DIEHL, was fascinated by the possibility of gaining an insight into the diagnostic and thera­ peutic practices of the 17th century in this unusual way. As soon as he returned home, he started translating the book into German: It is divided into 10 sections with 253 chapters and approxi­ mately 500 pages. The book was translated into English by Dr. DAVID LE VAY, Wadhurst, Eng­ land, in 1988.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Diehl
    • 1
  1. 1.Köln 40Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73717-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73715-2
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