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Formularium Medicamentorum 1777

MS 127

Collection Summary

Collection Name: Formularium Medicamentorum
Inclusive Dates: 1777
Physical Description:.1 linear feet
Abstract:Bound manuscript containing medical formulas and remedies used in the late 18th century.
Collection Number:MS 127
Language: Materials are in Spanish and Latin.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Probably Mexican; missing title page. Later owner's information from both front cover and verso of front endpaper: Carlos B. Rivera, Durango, October, 1806.

Scope and Content Note

Bound manuscript containing medical formulas and remedies used in the late 18th century. Major categories: Ptisanae, Decocta, Potiones, Diluentes, Emulciones, Eclegmata sive lohoc, Detergentes, Purgantia et Laxantia, Hemetica, Pulveras, Opiata, Boli, Pilulae, Linimenta sive uncturae, Supositoria, Enemata, Gargarismata, Fotus, Epithema, and Cataplasmata. Under the heading Formulae Chirurgiae are alphabetically listed: Aquae, Balsama, Cataplasmata, Coliria, Digestiva, Decoctum, Emplastra, Fotus seu fomenta, Gargarismata, Injectiones, Linimenta, Pila, Pulveres, Unguenta, and Vina. Final categories encompass the following sections: Pro curatione ivis venereae, gonorrheae, et scorbutic; Bolus hipnoticus ad salivationem; and Bolus Diaphoreticus ad ptialismum. At the end, in the same hand, is a thorough index with each item's page number, an ornate decoration with the word "Finis," and a colophon.

Contemporary vellum binding, with marbled endpapers in the Turkish "spot" pattern of the mid-to-late 18th century. Blank final leaf watermarked with lower part of a rampant horse and rider. Text leaves have several different watermarks: the most common are a cross on an orb, and two circles side-by-side, one with a star inside, the other with the initials BF.

Colophon: "Concuerda con su original, Agosto 13 de 1777."


This collection is organized by type of formula.



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Access Terms

Materia medica -- Mexico -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Medicine -- Mexico -- 15th-18th centuries.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Formularium Medicamentorum (MS 127). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing History

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