Prescription books of John Saville and Sons, pharmaceutical chemists, York

Scope and Content

These are 11 prescription books from the business of John Saville and Sons, pharmaceutical chemists, Gillygate. All are indexed at the front with the names of those for whom the prescriptions were made up. Although the books have been pre-printed, with space for the name, number, copy of prescription and price, the prices are only rarely entered. Addresses as well as names are given, and occasionally the date and age or other details are added in. Damp damage and subsequent treatment have led to the loss of some of the information; nevertheless, a substantial number of prescription details remain.

Custodial History

These were presented to the York Medical Society Library by Lady Gillian Barron. Many of these volumes have been damaged by damp; private conservation work undertaken before deposit, has resulted in the damp corners of some volumes being completely cut off.

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