The dispensatory of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

London: William and John Innys, 1727. 8vo. [xii], 281, [3] pp., including a listing of names of the Fellows of the College and a lengthy index. SECOND EDITION. With the publisher’s advertisements, but lacking both blank leaves. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked; interior excellent. From the library of N. Bruce, with his bookplate and signature and the small stamp of the Fort Pitt Medical Library. Item #2208

Second edition, first printed in 1702. “Good medicines properly administered give assurance of health” (or so they say). Thus the need for this up-to-date dispensatory. The listings cover all aspects of pharmacology, from liquids to preparations of minerals and animals. The index provides for a quick reference of each named medication.

Shaw (1694-1763) was a practicing physician and fellow of the Royal Society. He translated and edited works by Boyle, Boerhaave and Stahl, as well as authoring a number of his own, including the popular 1726 publication, A new practice of physic. In 1752 he was appointed extraordinary physician to George II.

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