International Society for the History of Pharmacy shared Royal Pharmaceutical Society's photo.
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This is the oldest book in our brilliant #RPSLibrary. It's the Herbarius Patavie, printed in 1485 in Passau, Germany and is one of the first printed European herbals with plant woodcuts. You are welcome to visit us! Just get in touch: rphar.ms/2gNaAJT #RPSPublications ... See MoreSee Less
International Society for the History of Pharmacy shared Hunterian Museum, London's photo.
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Victorian homes were full of arsenic – your wall paper could kill you & your fashionable green socks caused ulcers! #LibraryBlog investigates ow.ly/ZFL030mcGdl
In the Victorian era Arsenic was widely used for a number of applications. It could be used medicinally or as a poison or as a pigment in dye, notable the vibrant Scheele’s Green. #LibraryBlog looks at the dangers of fashion, learning about the risks to life and health your wall paper, cloths and accessories caused. Copious pamphlets and articles in the scientific press were published about the subject, some of which you can read in the digitised RCS Tracts collection ow.ly/zK3d30mcGaU ... See MoreSee Less