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Recipe book: fragments

WMS/Amer.47-48 & 54-55
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


These items comprise disbound sections of a recipe book, possibly that of a hacienda; the probable area of origin is Amozoc de Mota, Puebla, Mexico. They give recipes for the treatment of diseases such as typhus, cholera and smallpox. WMS/Amer.55 comprises a copy of a contemporary broadside by Gaspar Escayola.



Physical description

4 files manuscript; unbound leaves, held in 4 files.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1962.

Finding aids

Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983).

Ownership note

The items in this collection formed part of the Guerra Collection.


  • Spanish

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