ILLUSTRATED BY HAND-COLORED DRAWINGS, TOOLS FOR DISTILLATION AND PREPARATION OF COMPOUNDS
How to prepare Opium, Belladonna, Arsenic and other drugs and poisons from which drugs for the most disparate ailments are obtained. Complete with recipes for the different treatments.
Medicine manuscript dating from the 19th century. Embellished and documented with hand-colored illustrations depicting the tools for distilling and preparing medicines.
The manuscript sheets, which probably represent a draft for a never published book, were then collected in a coeval binding.
Very interesting pharmacological manuscript containing description, properties and use of various medicaments divided into various categories: emetics, purgatives, diuretics, narcotics, tonics, purifiers, anesthetics, quinaceans, etc. (almond oil, magnesium sulphate, digitalis, turpentine, elderflower, mercury, arsenic, cod oil, opium, belladonna and many others).
A well-known doctor and professor at the University of Naples, Antonio Villanova was one of the masters of the great Antonio Cardarelli who studied medicine in the medical college and in the hospital of the Incurables, having as teachers in addition to Villanova, Vincenzo Lanza and Pietro Ramaglia. He graduated in 1853 and immediately became a doctor in the hospital of the Incurables, where in 1859 he began private teaching of internal medicine.
CONDITION REPORT - COMPLETE
Vintage canvas binding, dry frames on the plates, gold titles on the spine; Pp. XL - 515 (poorly numbered 524) - 4 nos. plus a few pages of additions. Excellent specimen.
The manuscript is adorned with a beautiful coeval full-page watercolor drawing depicting a distillation process.
FULL TITLES & AUTHORS
Therapy Lessons. Collected by F. Rocco in the Royal University of Naples. Paper manuscript of the Neapolitan area dated 1864 in clear and uniform handwriting.