Antiquarian's Attic

A new exhibition which includes some of the earliest recorded interpretations of the natural sciences has opened as part of the British Science Festival.
Pharmacopoeia, meaning ‘preparation of drugs’, is an exhibition featuring rare and beautiful printed and manuscript material, which explores the study of the medicinal qualities of plants in the treatment of disease.
It forms part of the British Science Festival – running in Aberdeen from September 4 to 9 – and makes links with contemporary scientific research and practice at the University of Aberdeen including cutting edge examples from the Marine Biodiscovery Centre as well as the Kosterlitz Centre for Therapeutics.
Pharmacopoeia, at the Gallery in the University of Aberdeen’s library includes early records of plants for specific medical treatments which were recorded in texts such as the late 15th century De Hortus Sanitatis.
The exhibition will also explore how medical knowledge was…

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