"Many people who weren’t in any medical occupation nonetheless traded and collected recipes instructing them in how to make medicines at home. Some then gathered their recipes into handwritten volumes like the one pictured."
Seth Stein LeJacq, a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, on 17th century home remedies. (via Prepare for the worst | OUPblog)
Image credit: Here is the frontispiece and title page to one from 1655, Natura Exenterata. Creative Commons by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

"Many people who weren’t in any medical occupation nonetheless traded and collected recipes instructing them in how to make medicines at home. Some then gathered their recipes into handwritten volumes like the one pictured."

Seth Stein LeJacq, a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, on 17th century home remedies. (via Prepare for the worst | OUPblog)

Image credit: Here is the frontispiece and title page to one from 1655, Natura Exenterata. Creative Commons by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library.