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"Dispensing with Women's Health" – A 1728 Manuscript written by Thomas Mapples, surgeon & apothecary - Perhaps the first recorded manuscript of the medical remedies of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals

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Title

"Dispensing with Women's Health" – A 1728 Manuscript written by Thomas Mapples, surgeon & apothecary - Perhaps the first recorded manuscript of the medical remedies of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals

Subject

Apothecaries--London (England)--Eighteenth century
Guy's Hospital
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescription
St. Thomas' Hospital (London, England)

Description

18th century apothecary’s manuscript with notes from Guy’s & Thomas’ Hospitals. [Circa 1728-33]. Octavo (153 mm x 100 mm x 28 mm). A total of 147 leaves with text mostly to rectos, arranged into 4 sections. A leather-bound volume of medical remedies, written by hand, mostly in Latin including solutions for the bite of a mad dog, for a women fainting in travel, a jalop for the gripes etc. Part way through the volume a 'Catalogus Medicamentorum in Usum Pauperum in Nosocomio Divi Thoma', comprising 39 pages of alphabetical entries, continuing with a hand written 'Pharmacopaeia Nosocmy Tomae Guy 1728' comprising 42 pages of alphabetical entries etc. The fly leaf named Thomas Mapples, May 2, 1723. The book partially restored.

Creator

Mapples, Thomas

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

1728

Language

English

Type

Receipt books

Identifier

mapples_recipes

Spatial Coverage

London (England)

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Provenance

Dean Byass Rare Books

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Mapples, Thomas, “"Dispensing with Women's Health" – A 1728 Manuscript written by Thomas Mapples, surgeon & apothecary - Perhaps the first recorded manuscript of the medical remedies of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 15, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8150.