Western Australian Maritime Museum – Fremantle 2

One of the oldest books on display in the exhibition, “Rough Medicine” at the Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle is a copy of John Gerard’s “The Great Herball”, first published in 1597. This copy on loan from the Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a 1636 edition. This beautifully illustrated tome underlies the fact that until the 19th century most medicines were extracted from plants.

Rough Medicine - Herbal


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