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Lacaze Père

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Recueil de remèdes. Author's holograph MS. Many of the entries are for cures of venereal diseases, and include on p. 94bis, p. 94ter, 'Traitement anti-vénérien que l'on emploit à l'Hôpital Militaire (Vénérien) de Toulouse 1841'. Pp. 329-340 contain 'Collection de vernis d'après Tingry et Watier'. Pierre François Tingry [1743-1821] was a Swiss chemist whose work on varnish was published in 1803. Watier has not been identified. There are also other entries in varnishes, dyes and colours. Pp. 345-427 contain 277 numbered receipts headed 'Collection de remèdes tirés de la Médecine primitive' i.e. from 'Primitive medicine' by John Wesley [1703-1791], first published in 1747: there was a French translation, which appeared in 1772. These receipts have a separate index. Pp. 445-454 'Diverses recettes tirées d'un livre espagnol imprimé à Logroño 1843'. This has not been identified, and the collection is unfinished. The first leaf is inscribed 'Manuscrit Lacaze Père. Vol. 4'. Produced in Toulouse.



Physical description

1 volume 1 l. + 552 pp. + 12 ll. (last 3 bl.). folio. 341/2 × 23 cm. Modern half-calf binding by Saulnier. Margins slightly cropped in binding. Pp. 459-552 are on paper of smaller format (31 × 23 cm.).


Acquisition note

Purchased 1936.

Biographical note

A collection of medical and other receipts made by a physician, probably from Toulouse.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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