Formulary of Elijah Dix, 1768

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Content Notes

Contains medicinal formulas recorded by Dr. Elijah Dix in 1768 while he studied medicine with Dr. William Greenleaf, a druggist in Boston, Massachusetts. Included are recipes for pills, electuaries, elixirs, ointments, and powders, using ingredients such as camphor, opium, oyxmel (honey and vinegar), and vitriol (sulphuric acid). There is also an index to the compounds at the end of the volume.

Biographical Notes

Elijah Dix (1747-1809) was born in Watertown, Massachusetts. He studied medicine with Dr. John Green (1736-1799) in Worcester, and Dr. William Greenleaf in Boston. From 1770 to 1795, Dix practiced medicine in Worcester, after which he opened an apothecary store in Boston.