The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 12: From Their Commencement, in 1665, to the Year 1800, Abridged, With Notes and Biographic Illustrations (Classic Reprint)

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About 6 years prior to the above date, Mr. S. tasted the willow bark, and was surprised at its extraordinary bitterness, which immediately raised in him a suspicion of its having the properties of the Peruvian bark. As this tree delights in a moist or wet soil, where agues chiefly abound, the general maxim that many natural maladies carry their cures along with them, or that their remedies lie not far from their causes, was so very apposite to this particular case, that he could not help applying it; and that this might be the intention of Providence he owns had some weight with him. The plenty of this bark furnished him, in his speculative disquisitions on it, with an argument both for and against these imaginary qualities of it; for on one hand, as intermittents are very common, it was reasonable to suppose, that what was designed for their cure should be as common and as easy to be procured. But then, on the other hand, it seemed probable, that if there was any considerable virtue in this bark, it must have been discovered from its plenty. His curiosity prompted him to look into the dispensatories and books of botany, and examine what they said concerning it; but there it existed only by name. He could not find, that it ever had any place in pharmacy, or any such qualities as he suspected, ascribed to it by the botanists.

However he determined to make some experiments with it; and for this purpose he gathered that summer near 1 lb. weight of it, which he dried in a bag, on the outside of a baker's oven, for more than 3 months, at which time it was to be reduced to a powder by pounding and sifting, after the manner that other barks are pulverised.

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