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Materia medica

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

De Simplici medicina, Books I-V, late 13th century

Identifier: MS 166/ff. 145r-190v
Contents Ff. 145r-190v contains the first five books of Galen's De simplici medicina, part of a longer treatise on simply medicines, or the medicinal properties and uses for plants, animals and minerals. The first five books, contained here, specifically deal with the correct way to use such drugs. Galen's work here goes beyond that of others, who simply describe the'simples'. The Latin translation contained in MS 166 of De simplici...
Dates: late 13th century

Expositiones secundum arabicos et secundum almansorem, 13th century

Identifier: MS 165/ff. 411v-412v
Contents This text is commonly found in bound volumes following Avicenna's Canon of Medicine. This final text in MS 165 is an alphabetical table of substances for healing (materia medica). It ends at 'L'.The text begins on f. 411v with Incipiunt expositiones secundum arabicos et secundum almansorem. Aced genus absinthii subalbidi... It ends on f. 412v with Lelem id est mercurialis. Expliciunt...
Dates: 13th century

Materia medica. Medical manuscript, Late 15th or early 16th century

Identifier: Coll-98/4/1/3
Scope and Contents A parchment manuscript, quarto size, consisting of thirteen leaves, without cover. The manuscript appears to have been written in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century. The hand is very good and regular. There is no ornamentation of the script, except that upper case characters are accentuated with red on all but the last four leaves. The writing is in two columns, and largely contracted.The text is an imperfect copty of the Tract on Materia Medica. There is nothing to...
Dates: Late 15th or early 16th century

Medical Commonplace Book of George Brock

Identifier: Coll-1124
Scope and Contents The volume has the armorial book-plate of George Brock M.D. (Georgius Brock M.D.). The text in the volume begins with a quotation from Cullen, so the author of the manuscript was doubtless a follower or student of Cullen whose name is invoked several times subsequently. To begin with the text is concerned with materia medica and the nutritional qualities of foodstuffs. later the text is more various, with topics including physiology and also asphyxiation. A dispute within the Royal College...
Dates: 1820

MS 172: Livre de Receptes , 15th-16th century

Identifier: MS 172
Contents This manuscript contains a book of recipes for different ointments and medicines for common illnesses and injuries, including several recipes for treating the plague.The text starts on f. 1r with the title: Recepte pour faire le Baulme, followed by the words: Prenez une once de mastic. And ends on f. 21r with the title: Resepte pour les plez venene dc madamoiselle...
Dates: 15th-16th century

Notebooks of lectures at the University of Edinburgh, taken down by Robert Low Orr and William J. Orr

Identifier: Coll-1919
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of 20 notebooks containing notes on legal and medical lectures given at the University of Edinburgh, taken down by Robert Low Orr and William J. Orr. Also includes some class cards, exam papers, and ephemera of Robert Low Orr. Robert Low Orr: Lectures on Metaphysics (Fraser) Robert Low Orr: Law lectures (Muirhead, Macpherson) Robert Low Orr: Scots law...
Dates: 1873-1886

Notes of lectures by Charles Alston, with bookplates of Alexander Russell

Identifier: Coll-1910
Scope and Contents

Three volumes of notes of lectures given by Charles Alston, entitled 'A treatise on the materia medica ... from the lectures of Charles Alston, M.D., Fellow of the College of Physicians and Professor of Botany at Edinburgh. 1733'. 183 x 165 mm, rebound. They bear the armorial bookplate of Alexander Russell, M.D. It is possible that this is the Alexander Russell that studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and graduated in 1779.

Dates: 1733

Papers of Professor Andrew Duncan, junior

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-7
Scope and Contents

The papers of Professor Andrew Duncan at Dc.1.90 include letters and other material mostly about his travels and studies abroad. At Gen. 61-66 are notes of lectures on Materia Medica delivered between 1831 and 1832. There are also notes for his Edinburgh Dispensary (1803).

Dates: circa 1818-1832

Treatise of the Materia Medica

Identifier: Coll-1127
Scope and Contents The bound manuscript volume begins: ' A treatise of the Materia Medica in which the Virtues of all the Simples of the three Kingdoms are truly described and they have been fully demonstrated by the accurate Observations of many truly celebrated Authors and particularly of the learned Dr. Charles Alston Professor of the Materia Medica and Botany in the University of Edinburgh and Reg. Prof. Botan'. The text in the manuscript volume is organised into the following...
Dates: 1745-1747