Bohuslav Lavička Pharmaceutical and Medical Collection
|Farmacevtsko-medicinska zbirka Bohuslava Lavičke|
|Verovškova 57, SI-1526 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 580 2111|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 568 3517|
|Katarina Klemenc, Corporate Communication Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 580 2243|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 580 2432|
Library and collection
The library of the collection comprises over 400 units from the fields of classical literature, French literature, philosophy, education, and the natural sciences. The natural sciences section ranges from ancient books on alchemy to contemporary chemistry, physics and biology manuals. Along with the many incunabula, two pages from the Gutenberg Bible deserve special attention (printed in 1491 in Basel, Switzerland) as the Bible includes some of the first written hygienic codes, and is therefore, also a medical document.
The archaeological and historical sections of the collection include prehistoric and antique surgical tools, as well as ceramic and other vessels from the period between the 15th and the 19th century. The vessels are displayed in furnishings acquired from two old pharmacies. Especially notable is the pharmaceutical armoire, which is believed to have come from a Tyrolean convent pharmacy and contains "medicinal substances" preserved from the 16th century.
- Bohuslav Lavička Pharmaceutical and Medical Collection web page
- Bohuslav Lavička a jeho farmaceuticko–medicínská sbírka (pdf, in Czech)