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Hermann, Paul (1640-1695)

Hermann, Paul, 1640-1695
c. 1690
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About this work


Collegium medicum. Author's holograph MS. MS. containing descriptions of materia medica, properties and uses of drugs, etc. and medical receipts, which follow each descriptive entry. Written in Latin throughout.


c. 1690

Physical description

1 volume 12 ll. + 465 pp. + 7 bl. ll. + 4 ll. + 8 bl. ll. 4to. 21 × 16 cm. Original half-vellum binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

Biographical note

Paul Hermann of Halle was professor of botany at Leyden. After living as a physician in Ceylon from 1671 to 1679, he took special interest in Indian medicinal plants. His catalogue of the plants of Ceylon was published in Latin at Leyden in 1717.

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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