Royal College of Physicians of London

[Pharmacopoeia Londinensis. English.]

A Physical Directory, or, A Translation of the Dispensatory Made by the Colledge of Physitians of London, and by Them Imposed Upon All the Apothecaries of England to Make up Their Medicines by: Whereunto is Added, the Vertues of the Simples, and Compounds: and in this Second Edition are Seven Hundred Eighty Four Additions.

Second edition, much enlarged. By Nich. Culpeper. London: Printed by Peter Cole, and are to be sold at his shop, 1650. Translated from the Latin. Subsequently further enlarged and published under the title: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, or, The London Dispensatory. Numerous errors in pagination. The last printed page consists of printer's advertisements. Printed in double columns; ornamental head and tail pieces. References: Wing C7541. Includes indexes.

This is Nicholas Culpeper's English translation of the Latin work Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, a listing of drugs and how to formulate them. Culpeper's work was not appreciated by the Royal College of Physicians, since Culpeper was a well-known herbalist, not a medical doctor.

Subjects: Pharmacopoeias; Dispensatories; Medicine--England.


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