New Experiments Upon Vipers

Dublin Core

Title

New Experiments Upon Vipers

Subject

Charas, Moyse, 1619-1698
Judaica
Engravings (prints)
Title pages
Venom

Description

Charas trained as a classicist and pharmacist in France; his interests lay in a curious mix of therapeutics, toxicology and natural history. This volume focuses on the anatomy, physiology, and habits of snakes. Charas believed that venom was poisonous only when a snake was enraged, and used classical texts to bolster his arguments. His discussion of the therapeutic value of venom is more in line with current scientific and medical thinking.

Abstract

Illustrated title page of Moyse Charas' New Experiments Upon Vipers

Creator

Charas, Moyse, 1619-1698

Publisher

Mark Pardoe

Date Created

1677

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library (QL666.O6 C373 1677)

Format

text

Extent

Title page

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002768

Provenance

Purchased for the Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library, 1934

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002768_dref.jpg

Citation

Charas, Moyse, 1619-1698, “New Experiments Upon Vipers,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12957.