42787 unicorns from Pomet 4th ed 1748 vol 2 bk 1 p 9 pl 70 (2)

Unicorns and Disingenuous Apothecaries

On the 30th of January I attended the opening of the current exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians, ‘A Cabinet of Rarities’: the Curious Collections of Sir Thomas Browne. This included an ‘in-conversation’ between[…]


Gum Arabic: History and Uses

Gum Arabic is a gummy exudation from the branches of the Acacia Senegal (L.) Willd and other species of the Leguminosae Family. It is also known as Gum Acacia, Kordofan Gum, Gum Senegal, Acacia Vera,[…]