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Carl Daniel Schwila
Manuscript Journal of an Apothecary and Physician Carl Daniel Schwila of Breslau.
Breslau, Lower Silesia, Germany, now Wroclaw, 1835. This manuscript journal contains numerous medicinal recipes, others for household use including a mouse poison, as well as very detailed notes from lectures and references to the works of notable physicians from Germany, France and England. Text is in German. 8vo. 357 in manuscript, plus 3 additional leafs placed within, penned in three distinct hands. First leaf bears the blind stamp of "Apotheke in Kösel - R. Schliwa" Deteriorated binding which lacks rear board and spine, age-toning throughout, indication of burrowing to a few leaves, otherwise in good condition, an abundant and fascinating journal of pharmaceutical interest. Contained in an archival clam shell box for extra protection. An extensive journal of Victorian era medical formulae compiled and utilized by an apothecary and physician, over some twenty-five years, its entries feature numerous recipes for treatment, in the form of ingestible liquid prescriptions, tinctures, syrups, tonics, teas, compounds, pills, and possibly plasters. With at least three contributors, Dr. Schwila and his partners or protégés (possibly family), the volume was likely the cornerstone reference work of a family business in Kosel. [Kosel, known historically as Koslev, is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.] This volume is a fine elucidation of pharmaceutical techniques, discoveries, and evolving theories in medicine during mid-nineteenth century, frequently drawing on notable physicians and surgeons, apothecaries, leading medical ed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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