Numerous references were used to identify and describe these medicines. Many of the herbal medicines can be found in the works by Nicolas Culpeper, J. Worth Estes, Gerard, Madame Grieve, and John Parkinson. Texts by William Cullen, Lewis and Monsieur Pomet also served to be invaluable, although they are not found in most public libraries.
The most informative references used for this study include:
(Banckes, Richard) An Herbal. 1525. Orig. Imprinted by Richard Banckes, London. (Reprint. Sanford V. Larkey and Thomas Pyles, Editors and Transcribers)
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Beach, Wooster. The American Practice. Or the Family Physician Being the Scientific System of Medicine, on Vegetable Principles designed for all Classes. (New York: James M’Alister) 1833.
Beach, Wooster. The American Practice Condensed. Or the Family Physician Being the Scientific System of Medicine, on Vegetable Principles designed for all Classes. (New York: James M’Alister) 1847.
Beaseley, Henry. The Druggist’s General Receipt Book… (London: John Churchill and Sons) 1846.
(Boerrhaave, Hermann.) A new method of chemistry, including the theory and practice of the art…. Translated by Peter Shaw. (London: T. Longman, 1741)
(Boyle, Robert.) The Philosophical Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq., Abridged, methodized and disposed, under the General Heads of Physics, Statics, Pneumatics, Natural History, Chemistry, and Medicine, &c. 2ed. (London: Printed by T.W. for W. Innys and R. Manby at the West-End of St. Pauls, and T. Longman, in Peter-Noster-Row.) Editor: Peter Shaw. 1738.
(Boyle, Robert.) The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle in Six Volumes… (London: Printed for W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Payne, G. Kearsley, J. Robson, Rouinson and Roberts, Richardson and Richardson, J. Knox, W. Woodfall, J. Johnson, and T. Evans). 1742.
Buchan, William. Domestic Medicine, or a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimens and Simple Medicines…. 22ed. (Exeter: J.B. Williams), 1828.
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(Colden, Jane.) Botanical Manuscripts of Jane Colden, 1724-1766. (Privately published by the Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties, New York). 1963.
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Fuller, Thomas. Pharmacopoeia Domestica: or, the Family Dispensatory. (London: Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby, Printers to the Royal Society, at West-End of St. Paul’s) 1739.
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James, Robert. Pharmacopoeia Unversalis: or, a new English Dispensatory… (London: Printed for the Looking-Glass, over against St. Magnus’s Church…) 1747.
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