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Medica Sacra or a Commentary on on the Most Remarkable Diseases Mentioned in the Holy Scriptures   By: (1673-1754)

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In "Medica Sacra or a Commentary on the Most Remarkable Diseases Mentioned in the Holy Scriptures," Richard Mead delves into an intriguing exploration of the diseases and medical conditions described in the Bible. Without a doubt, Mead's extensive knowledge of both medicine and religion shines through in this comprehensive work.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is Mead's meticulous research. He seamlessly combines his medical expertise with a deep understanding of biblical texts to present a convincing analysis of the diseases mentioned. His explanations are clear and well-supported, making it accessible to both medical professionals and lay readers.

Mead's writing style is concise and precise, ensuring that readers remain engaged throughout the book. Each chapter focuses on a specific disease, providing detailed accounts of its symptoms, potential causes, and historical context. Moreover, Mead's inclusion of relevant scriptural passages enhances the text, allowing readers to comprehend the diseases more fully within their religious frameworks.

Furthermore, the book offers valuable insights into the cultural and social aspects of disease during biblical times. Mead delves into the perceptions of illnesses in biblical societies, shedding light on medical practices, divine intervention, and the role of faith in healing. Such in-depth analyses bring a deeper understanding of the interplay between medicine and religion during that era.

However, this book may not be suitable for those without a basic understanding of medical terminology. Mead assumes a certain level of prior knowledge, which may pose some difficulties for readers unfamiliar with medical jargon. Therefore, while the book is undoubtedly rich in content, it may require additional effort from some readers to fully grasp its concepts.

Overall, "Medica Sacra or a Commentary on the Most Remarkable Diseases Mentioned in the Holy Scriptures" is a valuable contribution to the fields of medicine, theology, and biblical studies. Richard Mead's expertise and his ability to bridge the gap between medicine and religion make this book a must-read for those interested in the intersection of science and faith. Whether as a professional resource or a thought-provoking exploration for general readers, Mead's comprehensive analysis will undoubtedly leave an indelible impression.

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MEDICA SACRA; OR, A COMMENTARY On the most remarkable DISEASES, Mentioned in the HOLY SCRIPTURES.


Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians at LONDON and EDINBURGH, and of the Royal Society, and Physician to his Majesty.

Translated from the Latin, Under the AUTHOR's Inspection, By THOMAS STACK, M.D.F.R.S.


Printed for J. BRINDLEY, late Bookseller to his Royal Highness the Prince of WALES, in New Bond street. M DCCLV.


Memoirs of the life and writings of the learned author

The preface

I. The disease of Job page 1

II. The leprosy 13

III. The disease of king Saul 28

IV. The disease of king Joram; Jehoram 34

V. The disease of king Ezekias; Hezekiah 36

VI. The disease of old age 38

VII... Continue reading book >>

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