These manuscripts comprise two copies of a work on the theory and extensive therapeutic uses of Peruvian balsam, probably produced in Mexico in the second half of the 18th century.
Papers of: Virtudes del Balsamo Peruano
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
WMS/Amer.13 is a copy of WMS/Amer.2.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Other Finding Aids
Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983). Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
manuscript; bound volumes
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by Robin Price.
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
The items in this collection formed part of the Guerra Collection.