Epitome Institutionum Medicinae
Daniel Sennert
1644

The engraved title page to Daniel Sennert’s Epitome shows another view of a seventeenth century chemist’s shop. It has similar motifs - a young apprentice mixes materials in the foreground, while the master conducts business from behind the counter. Sennert wrote several medical and natural history works, and is credited with introducing chemistry into medical school curriculum. Authors like Sennert form a bridge between different disciplines during an era when chemistry and medicine were not always considered complimentary fields. The title page of his book also provides an excellent view into the everyday world of a chemist.