We find many recipes for securing their aid.
In Parthey's edition (Berlin, 1850) other recipes for the manufacture of kuphi, by Galen and Dioscorides, are given; also some results of the editor's own experiments.
Even greater value has always been set upon the patina of iron, and many secret recipes were preserved in artist families for producing the fine, satin-like texture so much admired by all connoisseurs.
My favorite cookbook, Apicius, is a 1,500-year-old collection of recipes from ancient Rome.
Jacobi, The Printer's Handbook of Trade Recipes, &c. (8vo, 3rd ed., London, 1905); F.
Early Chinese civilization had an understanding of medicine at least as far back as 200 BC, as can be seen in the text Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, which gives remedies for conditions from snake bites to warts.
Understanding the recipes that make our pathogenic enemies is a huge advantage.