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Sir Kenelm Digby and his powder of sympathy

William Renwick Riddell

Sir Kenelm Digby and his powder of sympathy

by William Renwick Riddell

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Published by A.R. Elliott in [New York] .
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    Subjects:
  • Medicine -- Early works to 1800,
  • Medical misconceptions.,
  • Wounds and injuries -- Treatment.

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    Statementby William Renwick Riddell.
    GenreEarly works to 1800
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 86635
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20353970M
    ISBN 100665866356

    Download Citation | Romancing the salve: Sir Kenelm Digby and the powder of sympathy | Sir Kenelm Digby's A Late Discourse Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy () is Author: Elizabeth Hedrick. 6 K. G. Huston, introduction to Sir William Osler, Sir Kenelm Digby's Powder of Sympathy: An Unfinished Essay by Sir William Osler, Los Angeles, , p. xiv. Romancing the salve continued to offer elements of his account as fact - it is no doubt partly because Digby's.

    Excerpt from Sir Kenelm Digby and His Powder of Sympathy About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format. Admittedly, some of them don’t sound that great. ‘Hart’s horn jelly’ and ‘barley pap’ both sound pretty awful, but his book also contains his recipe for the powder of sympathy, which I’m sure you could seek out if you were interested. Kenelm Digby died in , and was buried alongside Venetia.

    The powder was intended as a treatment for a very specific injury: rapier wounds. It was made of earthworms, pigs' brains, iron oxide (rust), and bits of mummified corpses, ground into a powder. The powder was applied not to the wound itself but to the offending weapon. Of bodies and of mans soul: To discover the immortality of reasonable souls: With two discourses, Of the powder of sympathy, and, Of the vegetation of plants. Sir Kenelm Digby () London: Printed by S.G. and B.G. for John Williams, Rare Books & Special Collections Strong Room Collection SR 1P D We thank our donor.


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National Emergency Library. Top Sir Kenelm Digby and his powder of sympathy [microform] by Riddell, William Renwick, Publication date Topics. Sir William Osler, Sir Kenelm Digby's Powder of Sympathy: An Unfinished Essay by Sir William Osler, Los Angeles,17 Digby does appear to have been the first English writer to refer to the powder in print, in his work Two Treatises, Paris,rpt.

Cited by: 4. Digby, Kenelm, Religio Medici; With the Life of the Author; To Which is Added, Sir Kenelm Digby's Observations; Also Critical Notes Upon All the Obscure Passages Therein, Never Before Published (10th edition; Edinburgh: Printed by W.

Ruddiman, ), also by Thomas Browne (page images at Google) Digby. Sir Kenelm Digby and the Power of Sympathy Seth Lobis abstract In A Late Discourse Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy (), Sir Kenelm Digby uses mechanistic principles to account for thehealing of wounds at a distance, the subject of an international controversy inthe seventeenth century.

In A Late Discourse. Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy (), Sir Kenelm Digby uses mechanistic principles to account for the healing of wounds at a distance, the subject of.

The son of the disgraced gunpowder plotter of the 17th century and a brilliant scholar who spoke seven languages, Kenelm Digby eventually restored his family's honor and established himself in the.

The Closet Of Sir Kenelm Digby Opened: Title Page Of The First Edition To The Reader Receipts For Mead, Metheglin, And Other Drinks Cookery Receipts The Table Appendix I. Some Additional Receipts II. The Powder Of Sympathy III. List Of The Herbs, Flowers, &c., Referred To In The Text Notes Glossary Index Of Receipts Language: English: LoC Class.

However, one of the most fascinating recipes is in Appendix II and harks back to Sir Kenelm’s studies of medicine and, possibly, alchemy: the Powder of Sympathy. The Powder of Sympathy is a magical healing powder derived from English vitriol, dissolved in water, filtered, boiled and set aside for a few days; when the liquid is then poured off.

Genre/Form: Early works Early works to Additional Physical Format: Print version: Riddell, William Renwick, Sir Kenelm Digby and his powder of sympathy.

A private marriage followed; and it was only on the birth of his second son John that Sir Kenelm acknowledged it to the world. To read nearly all his Memoirs is to receive the impression that he looked on his wife as a wronged innocent.

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Digby, Kenelm, Sir, Title: Of bodies and of mans soul to discover the immortality of reasonable souls: with two discourses, Of the powder of sympathy, and, Of the vegetation of plants / by Sir Kenelm Digby, Knight. Rights/Permissions. A former manager at this glassworks, James Howell, who had fallen out with Mansell, came to Sir Kenelm with a serious wound incurred when he tried to break up a duel.

He was treated by Sir Kenelm with the ‘Powder of Sympathy’, the wound healed and the two men became friends. Howell was able to take Sir Kenelm’s laboratory experiments and. Yes, I can see him now, sticking his fingers in exploratory scientific pies in our 21 st century ovens of exploration, and then rushing off to add every new recipe to his growing 21 st Century Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight.

He would surely then follow that by leaping to blog and share his latest adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Of Bodies and of Mans Soul to Discover the Immortality of Reasonable Souls book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book repre. This miraculous powder, discovered in southern France by the dashing Sir Kenelm Digby, could purportedly heal at a distance. All one had to do to unleash its magic was to apply it to an article from the ailing person.

A bit of bandage from a wound, for example, when sprinkled with powder of sympathy, would hasten the closing of that wound. Powder of Sympathy. An occult remedy applied to the weapon that caused a wound, and which supposedly cured the hurt.

This method was in vogue during the reigns of James I and Charles I, when its chief exponent was Sir Kenelm Digby. Digby published his theory in a volume entitled A late Discourse by Sir Kenelm Digby, Kt.

& c. In his treatise ‘Of Bodies’ () he makes the vaguest reference to it, and in Nathaniel Highmore, M.D., appended to his ‘History of Generation’ (dedicated to Robert Boyle) ‘a discourse of the cure of wounds by sympathy,’ in which he attributes the dissemination of the remedy to Sir Gilbert Talbot, speaks of the powder as ‘Talbot's powder,’ and ignores Digby's claim to it.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books g: powder of sympathy.This chapter focuses on Sir Kenelm Digby’s A Late Discourse. Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy, which provides a mechanistic account of the action of sympathetic cures, a peculiar pharmacopoeia of salves and powders alleged to heal wounds though applied at a distance from the patient.

In analyzing the cures in terms of matter and motion, this chapter argues, Digby.