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Dr John Cule collection of medical manuscripts
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Dr John Cule collection of medical manuscripts

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  • 1823-[?1860s]

Two volumes, 1823-[?1860s], from the collection of Dr John Cule, mostly containing medicinal recipes and medical notes.

Cule, John

Henry Jones, Penrhôs, medical notebook

Notebook, 1823-1860 (watermark 18[?2]1), of Henry Jones, a farmer at Penrhôs, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, containing mostly medicinal recipes (ff. 2, 6-8, 9 verso-10 verso, 13, 14, 15 verso-18, 19 verso-24, 25 verso) and veterinary recipes (ff. 1 recto-verso, 3 recto-verso, 5, 8 verso-9, 11-12 verso, 13 verso-14, 15, 21 verso).
Also included are recipes for yeast (ff. 24 verso-25 verso), a few religious notes (ff. 5 verso-6), and notes, dated 21 January 1823, relating to sword exercise, closely corresponding to the Adjutant-General's Office, Regulations and Instructions for the Cavalry Sword Exercise (London, 1819), p. 89 (ff. 18 verso-19).

Jones, Henry, 1799-1886

Medical student's notebook

A medical student's notebook, [?1860s], containing mostly medical notes and medicinal recipes.
The volume includes notes on scarlet fever (f. 30 recto-verso), on typhoid fever, taken mostly from Thomas Hawkes Tanner's Manual of the Practice of Medicine (see 5th edn (London, 1965), pp. 166-171) (ff. 35 verso-38 verso), and on the pelvic bones and female regenerative organs, taken from Fleetwood Churchill's On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery (see 3rd edn (London and Dublin, 1855), pp. 2-52 passim) (ff. 40 verso-62); as well as general 'Notes on Clinical Surgery', concerning bone fractures and various other conditions, with repeated references to Drs Cameron and Morton (ff. 67-79). Also included are medicinal recipes for stimulants, tonics, alteratives and antacids (ff. 32 verso-34 verso); extracts from the 'Royal Free Hospital Pharmacopoe[i]a' (ff. 63-66 verso, Latin); and horse and cattle medicines (ff. 25-28).