Engraving. Sheet 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper.
Everard Maynwaring, (c.1627-c.1699), a doctor at the forefront of 'Chemical Medicine'. In 1665 Maynwaring was one of the proponents of the 'Society of Chymical Physicians', which was meant to challenge the authority of the College of Physicians. His techniques seem to have been successful: also in 1665 he was entrusted with the care of the pest-house of the society for employing the poor in Middlesex and he claimed that out of the eighty patients in his care, fifty-six recovered. Among his books were 'The ancient and modem Practice of Physic', 'A Treatise on the Preservation of Health and Long Life', 'The' Complete Physician', 'History of the Venereal Lues', 'The Pharmacopian Physician'a Repository', 'A Treatise of Consuptions' and another on the Scurvy. After the Restoration King James's 'Counterblast to Tobacco" was reprinted: to which is subjoined 'A learned Discourse written by Dr. Everard Maynwaring, proving that Tobacco is a procuring Cause of the Scurvy'; also his 'Serious Cautions against excessive Drinking, with several Examples of God's severe Judgments upon Notorious Drunkards, who have died suddenly', &c.'. It is likely that this a frontispiece portrait for one of his works.
Grainger: 'A Biographical History of England'; Wellcome 6438i.
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