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Medical recipes of the family of Erskine of Alva., 17th century-18th century.

Identifier: MS.5112

Scope and Contents

The contents include a treatise, 1656, on the making of plasters (folio 1), a copy of Dr Hermann Boerhaave's prescriptions for powders for a fever (folio 68), and a photostat of a prescription, undated, by Jon Macolo, physician to James VI (folio 70).


  • Creation: 17th century-18th century.

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78 Leaves ; Folio.


78 folios.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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