Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By: Lawall

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xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexandrian and Roman Periods. The Kindergarten of Science. III. The Arabians Preserve the Pharmaceutic Art and Carry the Torch of Professional and Scientific Knowledge from the Sixth to the Thirteenth Centuries. IV. Medieval Pharmacy. The Origin of Universities. The Influence of the Crusades on Pharmacy. V. Medieval Pharmacy and Alchemy from the Time of Roger Bacon to the Fifteenth Century. VI. Pharmacy During the Famous Fifteenth Century. A Century of Alchemistic Frenzy. Beginning of the Renaissance. VII. The Glorious Sixteenth Century in Pharmacy. The Century of Paracelsus. Pharmacy and Science. VIII. The Century of Famoud Pharmocopoeias and Notable Characters.The Gilden Seventeenth. IX. The Progressive Eighteenth Century. Pharmacy Ascendant. The Birth of Chemistry. The Beginnings of Modern Science. X. The Recent Nineteenth Century. The Development of Pharmacy in America. XI. The Present Twentieth Century. Whose History Cannot Yet be Written. Bibliography. Chronological Table. Index. Book #2553.