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Anne Mortimer Young

An invaluable guide to the history and evolution of 18th and 19th century domestic medicine chests – those precursors of today's bathroom cabinets and first-aid kits often erroniously described as Apothecaries Cabinets.

Using examples from museums and private collections throughout Europe, Dr Young examines the styles of the cabinets to provide guidance on dating. Their contents – bottles, drugs and accessories – are also considered.


92pp, 43 illustrations including 12 colour plates
Price: £18 paperback
ISBN: 1 898825 02 5 paperback – SOLD OUT
1 898825 03 3 case-bound (limited to 100 printed) – SOLD OUT

The late Dr Anne Mortimer Young was a writer and broadcaster, giving talks to groups ranging from antiques clubs to the British Societies for the History of Medicine and Pharmacy.

'this study is altogether outstanding' Antique Collecting

'will no doubt be snapped up by those with an interest in medical antiques' Antiques Bulletin

If you live near or are visiting London, you may be able purchase these books from Fletcher Wallis, who has a stall at Units 60 and 62, Admiral Vernon Arcade, Portobello Road, only on Saturdays 8.30-3.30.

Please address all further enquiries to Fletcher Wallis


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