Author of several books which display a career of varied interests:
a practising physician as his "Family-dictionary"
includes medicinal cures as well as culinary recipes,
An English painter and author of "Polygraphice"
(London, 1672) which gives instruction of the different categories
of painting, and as a quack-doctor in a book by Geshwind M. titled
"William Salmon, quack-doctor and writer of seventeenth
century London." Author of "Pharmacopoeia Londinensis"
(the New London Dispensatory) and "Palladio Londinensis",
an architecture book. In " Ars chirurgica",1699
he is described as "William Salmon, after travelling in New
England and the West Indies, set up as an irregular outside St.
Bartholomew's Hospital." He wrote many astrological and semi-popular
medical works." He said in Pharmacopoeia Londinensis. Or,
the New London Dispensatory, (1696) , the Lapis Vegetabilis (The
Vegetable Stone). "Rx. Take a dry plant, digest it with its
own distilled water: draw from it the flegm, spirit, and oil;
from the feces extract a salt (by calcination) with the flegm:
then draw a tincture from the same kind of herb with the spirit;
impregnate the salt with the tincture, and add as much of the
oil as the salt so impregnated can swallow up, then coagulate
like a stone.... It has all the virtues of the herbs exalted from
whence it is extracted." He also published a series of books,
"The London almanack for the year of our Lord 1691 - 1700".
A biolography of him is at A
17th Century Renaissance Man, Dr William Salmon: Copyright ©
2004 Bruce Tober All Rights Reserved.
"Artephius. His Secret Book. The
Epistle of John Pontanus". Mentioned in the Preface of Artephius
his secret Book. Wherein he bears witness of the Book translated
out of the Latin copy Extant in the third of Theatrum Chemicum
at the 75th page. Translated out of Latin By William Salmon, Professor
of Physick. Faithfully re-typed by a meer student of the Hermetic
Art. 1976. 58 pages. (ARTEPHIUS: .doc, .pdf). More
"Secreta Alchemiae" by Kalid Persica
(Kalid ben Jazichi). Written originally in Hebrew, and translated
thence into Arabick, and out of Arabick into Latin. Now it being
faithfully rendered into English by William Salmon, Professor
of Physick. 1691. 67 pages. (SECRETAALCHYMIAE: .doc, .pdf, .jpg). More
"Hermetis Trismegisti Tractatus Aureus",
The Golden Work of Hermes Trismegistus. 2nd-3rd Century. Translated
out of Hebrew into Arabick, then into Greek, afterwards into Latin;
and now done out of Latin into English, Claused and largely Commented
upon by William Salmon, Professor of Physick. 1692. [21 Chapters].
RAMS pre-1981. 151 pages. (HERMES: .doc, .pdf, .jpg) More
"Summa Perfectionis" by Pseudo-Geber.
1485. Collected and Digested by William Salmon 1644-1713, Professor
of Physick. RAMS 1977. 180 pages. (SUMMAPERFECTIONIS: .doc, .pdf,
.jpg). More Info.