Herbals: The Vade Mecum of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

William G. Peacher

Description/Abstract

William G. Peacher, M.D., details his research of herbals from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, which are now housed in Syracuse University Special Collections. The herbals comment on the medicinal properties of herbs, demonstrating both keen medicinal insight and the prevailing superstition of the times.