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2009 MAY–JUNE No. 368
June 09, 2009 [posted]

A New Turning the Pages Released

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The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) is pleased to announce that a new Turning the Pages project has been released on the NLM Turning the Pages Web site.

The project features Hieronymus Brunschwig's Liber de Arte Distillandi printed in Strasbourg in 1512. The book is a practical manual on chemical, alchemical, and distillation devices and techniques used to manufacture drug therapies, and it features a number of hand-colored woodcuts featuring scenes of laboratories, distillation devices, and doctor-patient scenes. It includes instructions on how to distill aqua vitae, potable gold, artificial and natural balsams and how to use distillates to treat illnesses in surgical cases.

If you have questions about the content or technical requirements of the online version of Turning the Pages, please click on "Contacts" and e-mail the appropriate expert.

A New Turning the Pages Releaed. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 May-Jun;(368):e16.