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Medical book in Transylvanian Saxon dialect, 1805
Beiträge zu einer statistisch-historischen Beschreibung des Fürstenthums Moldau (Contributions to a statistical-historical description of the Principality of Moldova)
Place where the object is located
The original book is found at the “Mihai Eminescu” Central University Library of (Romania), 3 copies at the headquarters and one copy at the Library of the Faculty of Letters. The book consists of two volumes. There are several copies in the world at the most important libraries.
The book can also be consulted online at the Austrian National Library. https://books.google.ro/books?id=U8lJAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=ro
Story of the object
The Saxon doctor and scientist Andreas Wolf (1741 - 1812) was born in Cristian commune, Sibiu county, studied for 3 years in Vienna and defended his doctorate in Erlangen (Germany), but practiced medicine in Iasi between 1788-1795. He was a highly regarded physician of the Royal Court and of the Moldavian nobility. The book has two volumes and was published in Sibiu in 1805. The first volume contains information about the geographical, social, economic and medical description of that period in Moldova, while volume two describes the political situation, listing the rulers and their achievements. The book has not been translated into Romanian, although it is cited by several specialists in various fields.
Unit of the Educational Material connected (5 - 1)
Of the 3 copies found at the Central University Library in Iași, one copy, consisting of the 2 volumes is donated by Const. Hurmuzaki, and another copy, which consists only of volume 1, that it is incomplete, comes from the Library of the Franciscan Seminary Hălăucești.
Chapter V consists of the subchapter Diseases of Moldovans in which the author lists and details rare, epidemic, endemic and contagious disease and the subchapter medical life. Interesting is that he also writes some local treatments (herbs and customs used when a person is sick).