Pomet, Peter

, born April 2, 1658, obtained great wealth in the profession of a wholesale druggist and being appointed to superintend the materia medica in the king’s gardens, drew up a catalogue of all the articles in that collection, with some that were preserved in cabinets, under the title of “Histoire generale des Drogues,” folio, which, besides passing through some editions in the original, was translated into English in 1725, 4to. He died Nov. 18, 1699, in his forty-first year, and the very day that the king sent him an order for a pension. His work was republished by his son in 1735, in two volumes, 4to, but the engravings in this edition are not thought so good as in the first. 2


Eloy, —Dict. Hist. de Medicine.