vintage medical books


A choice manual, or, Rare and select secrets in physick and chirurgery. Collected, and practised by the right honourable, the Countesse of Kent, late deceased : Whereto are added several experiments of the virtues of Gascon pouder, and lapis contra yarvam, by a professor of physick. As also most exquisite wayes of preserving, conserving, candying, &c.

Countesse of Kent [Elizabeth Grey]

London 1659 - 11th Edition

 [357 years old]

Secretis Mulierum…
Albertus Magnus
Amsterdam [1655]

De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe.


This vintage veterinary book was published in 1911 and is called Dr. David Roberts’ Practical Home Veterinarian, written and compiled by Dr. David Roberts, President of the Dr. David Roberts Veterinary Co. Dr. David Roberts also had is own line of numerous tonics, creams, and medications which are all pictured in the back of the book.

If you are into drinking games, get this book and take a drink every time his full name is mentioned. You’d be toast after the first few pages, haha. But it does have some great old photos and illustrations! Pictured are a few of my favorites.