There died and ſickened quickly in Oxfordſhire 300 and odd ; in other Places died above 200 before Auguſt the 12th ; after which no more died, &c. Sennertus in Tom. 2d. of his Works, gives a large Syſtem of Preſcriptions ordered againſt ſeveral Epidemics in his Day, in ſeveral Places of Europe, which were given at the Requeſt of the Civil Magiſtrates, either by ſome eminent Phyſicians alone, or by Conſultation and Advice of ſeveral whole Colleges ; as theſe for the Epidemic of Egrana, in 1564 ; for that of Dreſden in 1566 ; and that of Jena, Anderac, and the Republic of Torgen in 1582 ; of Dreſden in 1583 ; of Wirtenburg in 1598, 1609, 10, 18, 26 ; for Breſlaw in 1607 ; for Francfort in 1611 ; for Berlin in 1625 ; for Tubingen in 1626, &c. which wanting both the Hiſtory of the Air and Diſeaſes, I have omitted. Ludovicus Mercatus, chief Phyſician to Philip the IId. of Spain, gives us the Hiſtory of an Epidemic, which happened in his Time, without Account of either Year or Weather ; it raged both in City and Country, and being ſcarce either ſeen or known before, was commonly called Garotillo, being a ſudden fatal Tumour of the Throat and Jaws ; it was a ſhort Continuance, and certain Danger ; it agreed neither with Quinſy nor French Pox, though it partook of the Nature of both ; for ſometimes beginning with an Inflammation, it quickly ulcerated ; other times beginning with a corroſive Ulcer, with ſudden and great Defluxion of putrid and malignant Humours, it became a Tumour, whoſe Matter quickly ate the Fleſh to the Bones ; like that of a peſtilential Carbuncle, it ſuffocated the Sick in a Day or two ; their Mouth and Breath ſtunk ſo intolerably, that none could come near them ; and a moſt malignant Fever attended it ; nothing was ever more malignant, dangerous, or ſuffocating. They had a Difficulty of breathing, and often of ſwallowing ; tho’ when the Mouth was wide opened, there was no viſible Tumour to hinder it. They had a Pain of the Breaſt and Back, a ſuffocating Compreſſion, with a peſtilential Smell, and a moſt vehement Heat of all thoſe Parts ; a redneſs of the Mouth and Neck, a drawing out of the Tongue, a Fault of Speech, with an inſatiable Thirſt, and moſt contagious withal ; all manifeſt Signs of a moſt terrible peſtilential State, far beyond any Quinſy : They voided ſanious Matter through their Mouth and Noſe. The Ulcers were of ſundry Colours, and moſt intolerably fetid. Some had the Glands ſwelled outwardly near the Neck, or below the Chin, and the whole Neck was ſwelled. The moſt ſucceſſful remedies in a Quinſy were uſeleſs here, for the Syptoms ſtill encreaſed, till they killed the third or fourth Day. Blood was let of grown-up Perſons by Scarification and Cupping ; and of Children, with a Lancet the firſt Day ; then gave Alexipharmics in Food, Drink, and Phyſick. Within an Hour after Bleeding, they gave a Laxative ; then uſed a Gargle of ſtrained Decoction of Barley, with Syrup and Vinegar of Roſes ; or the acid Juice of Pomegrnates in Plantin Water, Roſes and Pomegranate Bark, with Syrup of Roſes and Mulberries ; But a Decoction of Contragerra Root exceeded all. When the Heat was great, they uſed Roſe Water with Vinegar of Roſes ; or an Emulſion of the cold Seeds in Plantin Water, or ſweet Almonds. When Repellents hindered not Ulceration and Corroſion, they uſed Driers and Alexipharmics, as Plantin, China Root, Scordium, Coriander Seeds, with a little Roſe Vinegar : if theſe failed, gave them Allom Water. Laſtly, they uſed Ung. Egyptiac.