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Pharmacy prescription book

Ms. Codex 2019

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Pharmacy prescription book
Date [inclusive]:
1872-1874
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 2019
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising over 1,700 formulas for prescriptions spanning the years from 1872 to 1874. The volume was probably created by a pharmacy or druggist's shop located in Nottinghamshire, England.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 2019, Pharmacy prescription book, 1872-1874, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume comprising over 1,700 formulas for prescriptions spanning the years from 1872 to 1874. The volume was probably created by a pharmacy or druggist's shop located in Nottinghamshire, England. The prescriptions are arranged chronologically and in numerical order beginning with number 227 and ending with number 1963. Presumably this is one of at least two volumes since the first number in the volume is 227. Written for each numerical entry is the patients name, street or town, formula, and the initials or name of the chemist or physician. Some items list the patient dosage and instructions. Ailments or titles of the prescriptive formulas are rarely listed. An alphabetical index is at the end of the volume arranged by patient's last name. A portion of the index for letters A to most of H is lacking. One leaf near the beginning of the volume is detached. Label on inside back cover: Robt. B. Earp, Mercantile family & fancy stationer, ... Nottingham.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2019

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

Ths codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Alastor Rare Books (Lymington, England), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Formularies (Medicine)
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Prescriptions
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Medicine--19th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Pharmacy--England--Nottinghamshire--19th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Pharmacy prescription book, 1872-1874.

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