Reference numberCLP/15i/48
TitlePaper, 'Properties de la vipere' [properties of the viper] by Dr Theodore de Mayerne
DateMay 1694
DescriptionDe Mayerne describes how the testes of the viper, when desiccated in the oven and ground into a powder, can be used to treat the bites of vipers, rabid dogs, and poisonous animals and can be mixed with powdered black hellebor (Helleborus niger) as a treatment for plague and wounds.

Subject: Toxicology / Herpetology

Read to the Royal Society on 2 May 1694
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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