Pharmacopoeia of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
With Numerous Contemporary Manuscript Additions
Massachusetts Medical Society. Pharmacopoeia. . . . 8vo. x, , 272pp. Boston: E. & J. Larkin, 1808. 192 x 115 mm. Original boards, uncut, rebacked. Some foxing, but a very good copy in a cloth slipcase. Contemporary signature "N. Hayward" on front cover; 5 or 6 slips with contemporary manuscript additions (probably in Hayward's hand) tipped or laid in; numerous ms. additions to the text in the same hand. 19th cent. bookplate of the Pilgrim Society.
First Edition. Based on the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia, with the important addition of drugs indigenous to America, this first state pharmacopoeia listed 536 drugs and preparations and was somewhat ahead of its time in publishing the text in English. More than ninety percent of its articles were later incorporated into the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America, issued in 1820. This copy was extensively emended by its 19th-century owner Hayward, who added detailed manuscript notes of several plants not listed in the Pharmacopoeia, directions for compounding various preparations, etc. Hayward is not listed in Kelly & Burrage, nor does his name appear in the AMA's Dictionary of Deceased Physicians 1804-1929. Austin 1222. Norman 1690. Sonnedecker, Kremers and Urdang's History of Pharmacy, pp. 229-35. 2524.
Edition: 1st edition
Book Id: 2524