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[LEIDEN - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [HEURNIUS, Otto].
Pharmacopoea, et hortus, ad usum pauperum reipublicae Leydensis.Leiden, Elzevier, 1638. 8vo. With woodcut coat of arms of the University of Leiden on title-page. Modern boards.
64 pp.Rare first and only edition of a pharmacopoeia for the benefit of the poor of the Dutch city of Leiden, authorized by the city's council. The work is said to have been initiated by Otto Heurnius (1577-1652), a Dutch physician who became professor of medicine at the University of Leiden. It lists simple medicines ("simplicia") and compound medicines ("composita"), together with some brief comments on the ingredients and the preparations of the medicines. "Remedies for the patients in the Caecilia Hospital [Leiden] were in accordance with the prescriptions in this ‘poor-pharmacopoeia'" (Beukers).Very slightly browned, with minor thumbing on the first and last page and a few small spots. Otherwise in very good condition.l H. Beukers (ed.), Clinical teaching, past and present XXI, p. 143; Daems & Vandewiele, p. 147; STCN (1 copy); Worldcat (3 copies).
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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