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Medicinal recipe book

Ms. Codex 2016

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Medicinal recipe book
Date [inclusive]:
1822-1824
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 2016
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising medicinal remedies for a variety of ailments compiled by an unnamed author probably from Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England spanning the years from 1822 to 1824.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 2016, Medicinal recipe book, 1822-1824, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume comprising medicinal remedies for a variety of ailments compiled by an unnamed author probably from Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England spanning the years from 1822 to 1824. Some ailments in the volume include asthma, burns, bruises, corns, coughs, gout, indigestion, inflammation, sprains, and toothaches. There are recipes for balsams, drops, lotions, lozenges, ointments, pills, syrups. Several commercial products such as Barclay's antibilious pills, Carrington's life pills, Ching's lozenges, Church's cough drops, Elephant's milk, and Gowland's lotion. Some of the commercial products have copied critiques of the product indicating it's efficacy and ingredients. For instance under Elephant's milk there is analysis of its true contents. Many of the recipes and comments are attributed to The monthly gazette of health by Dr. Richard Reece. Other recipes are attributed to doctors and friends. There are some recipes for hair products. Included at the end of the volume are recipes for wines such as gooseberry, malt, and red currant. Some leaves in the volume are blank. Label on the inside back cover: Mrs. Shaw's Ladies Seminary, Lindley. Several leaves at the end of the volume have been excised.

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

This 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)
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Medicine--19th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Traditional medicine--19th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Medicinal recipe book, 1822-1824.

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