ANTIQUE ORIGINAL Handwritten Book of Recipes, Prescriptions, 1872-75 from Brooklyn New York Apothecary and Pharmacy. Homeopathy, Herbs, For Researchers, Librarians, Museums, Historians, Collectors, Diseases, Epidemics, Flu, Cholera, Smallpox, Forgotten New York.
Estate fresh find of an antique 1872-75 handwritten ledger or book of recipes or ingredients for prescriptions from a Brooklyn, New York pharmacy, apothecary or druggist. This book is jam packed with over 5,000 handwritten recipes or prescriptions and the doctors noted at the end of the book are Dr. Albert Vickers, 259 Clinton St.
There was also a prescription slip from Dr. Giovinco at 175 Central Avenue, Bushwick Brooklyn, written on a Farmacia Palma at 129 Hamburg Avenue, Brooklyn. Giovinco is listed in a 1905 Brooklyn Medical Journal. I saw prescriptions for digitalis, chininum sulfuricum and many others.The script is clean and crisp and legible for those familiar with these names. The entries for 1875 are on the light side but legible. I think some patient's names and doctor's names are in the book. On the end paper of the book, 2 names were written in and they may be patients (see photo). This book or ledger is a treasure trove for medical schools, researchers, historians, museums, herbalists, pharmaceutical companies and collectors. I think it can offer clues to the treatment of various epidemics and diseases, (flu, cholera, smallpox, diptheria, tuberculosis).
That occurred in New York during that time period when sanitary conditions were lax. Genealogists may also like it. August 10, 1872, prescription #943, ends with # 1878.Item: Antique Book Ledger of Handwritten Prescriptions, Brooklyn, New York. Size: 8 1/4" wide x 14" long x 1 thick. Condition: Book is disbound and the last year's entries are lighter but still legible. The item "RARE Book HANDWRITTEN Recipes, PRESCRIPTIONS 5,000+ 1872-75 BROOKLYN Apothecary" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "lca2130" and is located in Bay Shore, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.