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Medicinal experiments; or, A collection of choice remedies, for the most part simple, and easily prepared (vols. 1-3)

Author Boyle, Robert
Title Medicinal experiments; or, A collection of choice remedies, for the most part simple, and easily prepared (vols. 1-3)
Imprint London : Printed for Sam. Smith (and J. Taylor)
Date of Publication 1692-94
Language English
Notes A collection of posthumous publications of the natural philosopher Robert Boyle (1627-91), who was a prolific author in his own lifetime but also left behind a huge amount of unpublished material. In 1688 he had a collection of medical recipes privately printed; "Medicinal experiments" was the first properly published edition in 1692, with sequels appearing thereafter. Vol. 3 in this particular book may be a piracy as it contains much of the material in vols. 1 and 2. Boyle was not impressed with some of the elaborate concoctions produced by medical practitioners of his day and the recipes in "Medicinal experiments" put the emphasis on simple practical remedies for a wide variety of ailments.
Shelfmark RB.s.2651(1-3)
Reference Sources ESTC ; DNB
Acquired on 28/02/07
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