Antidotarium, sive de exacta componendorum miscendorumqve medicamentorum ratione libri tres, omnibus pharmacopoeis longe utilissimi, ex græcorum, arabum, et recentiorum medicorum scriptis maxima cura et diligentia collecti. Nunc vero primum ex italico
Farmacia - Antidotario
A copious collection of formularies that Clusius gathered, as he states in the frontispiece, "maxima cura et diligentia omnibus pharmacopoeis utilissimi, ex Graecorum, Arabum et recentiorum Medicorum scriptis", with the greatest care and diligence from all of the pharmacopoeias written by the Greeks, by the Arabs and by recent physicians. It is a review and comparison of classical and modern pharmacopoeias with the principal goal of defining exact formulations, which, over time, had evidently been superimposed onto one another or had been altered. The work is divided into three books. The first book, in turn, is divided into three sections. The first section deals with simple remedies; that is to say, with the various parts of the plants (barks, leaves, flowers, types of wood, juices, etc.) and with a series of vegetal and mineral medicinals in alphabetical order. The second section deals with preparation techniques and the third with specific preparations. The second book is divided into ten sections, each of which provides the formulation of specific preparations which are, in order: preserves, infusions and decoctions, rubs, juleps and syrups, lochia tonics, electuaries, powders, pills, troches and collyria, oils, and ointments, poultices and plasters. The third book has only one section concerning the definition of weights and measures plus a list of succedanea, that is to say, of medicinals that can substitute for others since they share the same activity.