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Parkinson, John (fl. 1747), of Wandsworth, Surrey

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Medical recipes and notes collected by John Parkinson, a medical student or practitioner, written in, and following, an interleaved copy of Medulla medicinae universae: or a new compendious dispensary [edited by John Theobald] (London, 1747). On ff. 81-109 are notes on fevers and on therapies for venereal diseases, consumption and other diseases. On ff. 113-125 is a copy of the pharmacopoeia of St Thomas' Hospital, London. Bound together with a copy of Richard Mead, A discourse of the small-pox and measles ... translated by John Theobald (London, n.d. [?1747]), xvi, 143 pp.



Physical description

1 volume 1 volume: 202 × 135 mm., 211 ff. Contemporary leather binding, re-backed.

Acquisition note

The manuscript collection of the Medical Society of London, of which this material formerly was part, was purchased by the Wellcome Library in 1984.

Ownership note

Ownership inscriptions, in the same hand as the recipes and notes, on ff. 1 and 4, 'John Parkinson at Wandsworth in the county of Surry 1747'.

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).


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