Berkeley, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water, and Divers Other Subjects Connected Together and Arising One From Another, 1744
Subjects: Alchemy – Early works to 1800
Summary: Second London edition of Berkeley’s most popular work, an exposition of the medicinal virtues of tar-water and instructions for its use. Berkeley regarded it as a cure for virtually every ailment, including fevers, cancers, apoplexies, small-pox, and scurvy, and he even set up an apparatus for manufacturing it himself. It was equally beneficial, he maintained, for cattle, and was strongly recommended to improve and sharpen the general health and intellect of infants and young children.
Printed for C. Hitch; and C. Davis
tar water, alchemy
The Rockefeller University, "Berkeley, George" (1744). Rare Books. 12.