Pharmacopoeia Londinensis or, The new London dispensatory

Self-proclaimed professor of physick, Salmon provides the reader with a wealth of advice on cure-alls for diseases as diverse as small pox and gastric wind. Like many medical “professionals” of his era, Salmon freely mixes medicine, alchemy and divination as remedies to the many diseases of the time, such as in the use of unicorn horn for its potent ‘resistance to plague and pestilence’.

William Salmon, 1679. Layton Collection 10412


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