Distillation devices and other laboratory utensils depicted in 52 detailed woodcuts: the first modern treatise on pharmacological chemistry by Dr. Conrad Gessner

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis

Lyon (France) — 1557

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis

Lyon (France) — 1557

  1. Dr. Conrad Gessner (1516-65) wrote the first modern treatise on pharmacological chemistry

  2. Ovens, distillation devices, and other laboratory tools for creating medicines are depicted in detail by 52 woodcuts

  3. It is considered to be one of the most important documents in the history of chemistry and pharmacology

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis  – Real Biblioteca del Monasterio (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain)
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Known to his contemporaries as the “Swiss Pliny”, Dr. Conrad Gessner (1516-65) was a Renaissance polymath regarded today as the father of modern botany and zoology and was the first to scientifically describe many European plants and animals. The codex at hand is a wonderful record of the advances in technology during the Renaissance, specifically with regard to pharmacological chemistry.

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis

The Treasure of the Secret Remedies is the first treatise of pharmacological chemistry and contributed to the scientific revolution of the Renaissance. It is one of the most important documents in the history of chemistry and pharmacology and was written by Dr. Conrad Gessner (1516-65) a Swiss physician, physicist and chemist of great prestige. Printed in the 16th century, it includes 52 woodcuts that allow us to appreciate the images of ovens, distillation devices, and other laboratory tools. It was one of the main books that contributed to the scientific renewal of the Renaissance through the inheritance of scientific thought collected throughout the Middle Ages. Carlos Gómez Canga-Argüelles, President of the Pharmacy Academy of Castilla y León, called the work “one of the most important documents of the history of the chemistry, pharmacy, cosmetics, and liquor of the sixteenth century”. It is a wonderful record of the advances in technology during the Renaissance, when the knowledge of classical antiquity was being rediscovered and built upon by scholars living in the Late Middle Ages.

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1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis “

Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis
Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis  – Real Biblioteca del Monasterio (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain)
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Thesaurus de Remediis Secretis

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Circulo Cientifico – Madrid,
Limited Edition
999
Commentary
1 volume by Andrés Manrique, Agustín Fernández
Languages: Spanish
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