Mexico: Recipe book for diseases

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 120 WMS/Amer.47-48 and 54-55
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 files

Scope and Content

These items comprise disbound sections of a recipe book, possibly that of a hacienda ; the probable area of origin is Amozoc de Mota, Puebla, Mexico. They give recipes for the treatment of diseases such as typhus, cholera and smallpox. WMS/Amer.55 comprises a copy of a contemporary broadside by Gaspar Escayola.

Administrative / Biographical History

Access Information

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1962.

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).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

manuscript; unbound leaves, held in 4 files.

Archivist's Note

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.

Custodial History

The items in this collection formed part of the Guerra Collection.


WMS/Amer.55 comprises a copy of a contemporary broadside by Gaspar Escayola: Tratamiento del colera-morbus en Campeche (Campeche: J.J. Corrales, 1833).