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[Remedies].
ba MS.2004.005
Collection Overview

Title:

[Remedies]

Creator/Contributor:

Abernethy, John, associated name.

Creator/Contributor:

Holehouse, E., associated name.

Creator/Contributor:

Zachs, William, former owner.

Abstract:

Collection of medical remedies for various ailments, written on small slips of paper in at least two different hands. Several remedies are written on the back of other manuscript and printed documents, including a letter written but never sent by an "E. Holehouse." Many of the receipts contain attributions to their inventors, and several are also dated. In addition to remedies, there is also one small slip of paper with the signature "John Abernethy." This hand looks similar to one on many of the remedies, but it is unclear what Abernethy's relation to this collection was.

Date:

[1742-1805] (issued)

Subject:

Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- England -- 18th century
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- 18th century
Traditional medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- 18th century
England

Note:

Collection of manuscript items.
Gift of William Zachs, 2004.

Type:

Medical formularies-England-18th century.

Physical Description:

18

Language:

English

Identifier:

ba MS.2004.005

Origin:

England