Medicinal formulas of the Hostel-Dieu of Paris or Pharmacopoeia: Ancient book of 1753
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Medicinal formulas from Hostel-Dieu de Paris or pharmacopeia
1753 original edition, rare.
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This book is a collection of recipes, herbal teas, infusions, syrops, hydromels, bouillons, wines, opiates, candles etc... The ancestor of future pharmaceutical codex.
For example, you can make a viper broth to revive the sick and the elderly. Be careful to choose a live viper and to give taste you can add a calf heart.
We also find the Devil’s Ointment or wax candles to dilate the urethra in case of gonorrhea... all to do yourself. The DIY of the 18th century!
Ornate 5-nerve back with red and gold title piece - worn corners and headdresses - marbled slices - pages of marbled guards - fresh interior.
Her red silk bookmark is still present - Wormhole on the last pages at the bottom of the sheet
In-12: Dimensions 16.5 x 10 cm
This edition is attributed to Elie Col de Vilars (1675-1747) but later in the editions it will be said that it is a collective work given by "all the Doctors of the Hotel-Dieu together".