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Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1660 - Axiomes de medicinne. (Video Orientation)

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6-27-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1660, a collection of alchemical recipes for medicinal use. Includes introductory sections on the nature of maladies, their causes, and their cures. Also contains five leaves of charts listing ingredients and their properties (f. 8r-13v). Recipes include elixirs for epilepsy or stroke, purgatives, stomachics, remedies for worms, deafness, toothaches, gangrene and a number of powders, oils, syrups, and spirits with detailed information on their creation and application. It includes pen and ink diagrams of alchemical equipment (f. 50r, 69v); drawing of rose, astrological symbols, and pen trials in red ink (inside lower cover); titles, initials, and symbols throughout in red ink. Probably written in France in the second half of the 18th century.

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9962918213503681

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Alchemy -- Early works to 1800, Alchemy, Occultism -- Early works to 1800, Medicine -- Formulae receipts prescriptions -- Early works to 1800, Medicine -- Formulae receipts prescriptions, Occultism, Codices, Diagrams, Drawings (visual works), Prescriptions, Recipes, Manuscripts French, Manuscripts European.

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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