culpepper2By Nicholas Culpeper. Edited with an introduction and footnotes by Michael A. Flannery. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. Hardbound; 113 pp. Originally published in Boston in 1708 by Nicholas Boone, this work was the first medical book published in the British North American colonies. Though widely used at the time, today only five copies are known to exist and one of these is located at the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library. This reprint includes footnotes explaining the strangely named brews and concoctions, as well as a bibliographic essay and an introduction placing the work and its author in their historical context, by Michael A. Flannery, Professor and Assistant Dean for Special & Historical Collections, UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician, edited with footnotes by Michael A. Flannery (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007).


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