[Sca-cooks] Drug trade was galingale/galanga/galangal
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Jan 11 09:03:00 PST 2007
While looking for more on galanga etc.
I came across this rather cool site.
‘Drug Trade: therapy, pharmacy and commerce in early-modern Europe’ was
displayed at the Museum of the History of Science from 9 October 2004
until 13 March 2005. The exhibition presented the Museum’s fine
collection of early drug jars, or pharmacy jars, manufactured from the
16th to the 18th century, together with printed herbals from the
Library. Extracts from these herbals, and from other books of the
period, were used to provide commentary on the original contents of the
drug jars. The extracts tell us some of the medicinal uses for these
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