Culpepper’s English physician; and complete herbal
Culpeper was a man who back in the mid- to late 1700’s caused quite an upset amongst the ‘physician’ / ‘medical’ establishment at the time by translating into common English the physician reference books, which at that time were all in Latin, and thus kept from the knowledge of the common people. He wanted the common people to be able to go out into the countryside and find the plants to make their own cures and not have to rely on the costly medical establishment. Cool…
They said this book may have been in print the longest of any other book, other than the Bible.
“Culpepper’s English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed, rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory, and natural system of physics. Beautified and enriched with engravings of upwards of four hundred and fifty different plants, and a set of anatomical figures. Illustrated with notes and observations, critical and explanatory.”–T.p
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