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The practise of the new and old phisicke..., 1599

Konrad Gesner was a Swiss naturalist and physician who was a proponent of using the natural world and personal observation to treat illness. The practice of the new and old phisicke... provides information on the use of distillation and illustrates how simple medicines can be created from complex medicinal compounds.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of book with text and an image of a woman with distillation apparatus.
  • Creator:

    Konrad Gesner (1516–1565)