A Medical Vade Mecum

Front cover of the artist's book A Medical Vade Mecum
Artist's book A Medical Vade Mecum opened up and reveals a z-fold

Title

A Medical Vade Mecum

Subject

History, Classical Studies

Description

Double-sided accordion structure. Bound in leather boards with leather tie closure. Richard Troncone: "The term Vade Mecum is from the Latin meaning 'go with me' and was usually a pocket handbook intended to be carried at all times. They could deal with any topic and were generally compendiums of information in a particular field. They were designed to be easily consulted and provide quick answers. This one is based on a quick reference guide for a doctor who needed to refer to the human body's physiology and herbal remedies for the patient's ailments. They were in use from as early as medieval times through the late 1700s." http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/t/richard-troncone.html

Creator

Troncone, Richard

Publisher

Kumquat Press

Date

2012

Rights

Format

"One volume, 18 pages: illustrations; 9 x 21 cm.

Denison's copy is signed by artist and is no. 3 of 15."

Language

English

Barcode

35108007285059

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.T76 M43 2012

Collection

Citation

Troncone, Richard, “A Medical Vade Mecum,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed April 24, 2024, https://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/304.