Snail WaterSnail water was an 18th Century medicine devised by Dr. Richard Mead for use by the poor who could not afford more expensive treatments. Taken from the dispensary medical treatise 'Pharmacopoeia Pauperum' written by Henry Bayner in 1718, Dr. Meads recipe called for the use of snails, worms, berries and a mixture of herbs, which would need to be ingested by the patient. Dr. Richard Mead (11 August 1673 – 16 February 1754) was an English physician. His work, ‘A Short Discourse concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Method to be used to prevent it’, published in 1720, was of historic importance in the understanding of transmissible diseases.
Recreation of titlepages with added historical elements. Printed on watercolour paper with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet. 5"x7"
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"