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Book and Software Review
February 2001

Theriac

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by George Bartisch, translated by Donald L. Blanchard, MD, 44 pp, $25, ISBN 0-970-0529-01, Portland, Ore, Blanchard's Books, 2000.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(2):312-313. doi:

Most ophthalmologists readily recognize woodcuts from George Bartisch's Ophthalmodouleia, which was published in 1583. Many in our specialty may be unaware, however, that Donald L. Blanchard has translated the text of Ophthalmodouleia from the Early New High German into English, and that this magnificent work was published by J. P. Wayenborgh in 1996 as part of the Julius Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology series. The subject of this review is another valuable contribution by Dr Blanchard to ophthalmic history, a translation of Bartisch's slender monograph on theriac, the "wonder drug" of its era.

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