The Greek Herbal of Dioscorides, illustrated by a Byzantine, A.D. 512; Englished by John Goodyer, A.D. 1655; edited and first printed, A.D. 1933, by Robert T. Gunther
Storage: Medical WZ 220 D611
New York: Hafner Pub. Co.
Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 AD) was a Greek pharmacologist who travelled widely as a Roman army doctor. This enabled him to collect and catalogue an enormous amount of information on plants, animals, and minerals which he compiled into his De Materia Medica, the ‘precursor to all modern pharmacopeaias’. Originally written in Greek, Dioscorides’s work was consulted as a medical text for the next fifteen centuries. Surprisingly it was only published in English for the first time in 1934 from a translation rendered by John Goodyer in 1665. This page explains, amongst other things, a remedy for a shrew-mouse bite. Slice said animal open and apply directly to the wound. Don’t try this at home!
Pedanius Dioscorides (Englished by John Goodyer, 1655), “The Greek Herbal of Dioscorides, illustrated by a Byzantine, A.D. 512; Englished by John Goodyer, A.D. 1655; edited and first printed, A.D. 1933, by Robert T. Gunther,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 9, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7759.
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