Formules de Medicamens Usitées dans les Differens Hopitaux de Paris (1767).

Formules de Medicamens Usitées dans les Differens Hopitaux de Paris (1767).

     

Formules de Medicamens Usitées dans les Differens Hopitaux de Paris (1767).

   

Formules de Medicamens Usitées dans les Differens Hopitaux de Paris (1767).

     

Drug formulary used at different hospitals in Paris

This compilation of medications, their indication, usage, and dosage is a regular feature of French pharmacology at the end of the 18th century. It includes the major Paris hospitals like Hotel Dieu, Hotel Charité, and l’Hotel Royal des Invalides. Although it appears only in 1767, this appears to be a second edition. The volume does not list any authors, but most likely, the primary physicians at the various hospitals contributed with their formulary. The major categories of medications listed in this volume include cataplasms, decoctions, purgatives, distilled water, emulsions, fomentations, gargarisms, hydromels, infusions, injections, liniments, opiates, pills, and powders. Of note, all these medications were compounded. The type of medication used gives us an image of the status of medicine of the time.

Editorial notes by Andrew I Spielman .

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