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Title The ladies' dispensatory : containing the natures, vertues, and qualities of all herbs, and simples usefull in physick, reduced into a methodicall order, for their more ready use in any sicknesse, or other accident of the body : the like never published in English : with an alphabetical table of all the vertues of each herb and simple / [Leonard Sowerby] ; edited by Balaban, Erlen and Siderits.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 332 pages) : illustrations
1 online resource (xxii, 332 pages) : illustrations.
Note Original published: London : R. Ibbitson, 1652.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Editors: Carey Balaban, Jonathan Erlen, Richard Sederits
Note Print version record.
Subject Therapeutics -- Early works to 1800.
Materia medica -- Therapeutic use -- Early works to 1800.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Popular -- Early works to 1800.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Early works to 1800.
Pharmaceutical Preparations.
Genre Popular Work.
Early works.
Summary "Leonard Sowerby's self-healing manual for women, The Ladies' Dispensatory, emerged in England in 1652 amidst an abundance of medical self-help books for the lay citizen. Written for both the common patient and the amateur health provider, these manuals of home remedies provided their readers with a variety of potential solutions to common ailments or disease. Sowerby's Dispensatory was written primarily for curing women's health problems, and in that regard, focuses heavily on gynecologic problems (the Dispensatory includes numerous preparations for inducing abortion), breast complaints, personal hygiene and cosmetic applications."
"Balaban, Erlen and Siderits have resurrected Sowerby's original manuscript and have provided both historical and medical explanation of its uses and usefulness. From a common garlic remedy to 'fortify the brain' to 'a hog's heel, burned to powder' for easing colic, The Ladies' Dispensatory is a delightfully unique look at health and hygiene in the seventeenth century."--Jacket
Other Author Balaban, Carey David, 1954- editor.
Erlen, Jonathon, 1946- editor.
Siderits, Richard, editor.
Other Title Print version: Sowerby, Leonard. Ladies' dispensatory. New York, NY : Routledge, 2003 9780415935333