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Pharmaceutical recipe book

Ms. Codex 1799

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Pharmaceutical recipe book
Date:
circa 1761-1799
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1799
Extent:
1 volume (+ 4 leaves)
Language:
Latin
Language Note:
In Latin.
Abstract:
A leather bound volume comprising pharmaceutical and medicinal recipes written in Latin probably by a pharmacist or physician in England between the years 1761 to 1799.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1799, Pharmaceutical recipe book, circa 1761-1799, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A leather bound volume with "Collectanea" stamped on the spine and "I : Beli" stamped on the cover comprising pharmaceutical and medicinal recipes written in Latin. The volume was probably written by a pharmacist or physician in England spanning the years from approximately 1761 to 1799. The book contains a myriad of recipes and formulas including drops, elixirs, ointments, pills, plasters, powders, and syrups utilizing ingredients of herbs, metals, and opium to treat diseases and ailments. The recipes provide remedies and treatments for arthritis, bladder ailments, colic, dysentery, eye ailments, fevers, gonorrhea, heart ailments, inflammation, scurvy, stomach ailments, and worms. In addition to the recipes are descriptive treatment techniques and instructions. Some recipes have notes updating formulas and treatments. At the beginning and end of the volume are a few quotations and maxims. There are four leaves of recipes laid in the volume one bearing the date 1761 under a notation. A portion of the volume is blank.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2017

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is open for research use.

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 Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts (Vancouver, Canada), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, Latin--18th century
  • Maxims
  • Prescriptions
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Materia medica--Early works to 1800
  • Medicine--18th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Pharmacy--18th century--Formulae, receipts, precriptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Pharmaceutical recipe book, circa 1761-1799.

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