Jonathan Horne, London, September, 1987 Vogel Collection no. 486
Mithridate, antidotum methridaticum, was a preparation named after King Mithridates VI of Pontos, who invented the medicine. An amateur pharmacist, the King feared for his life and developed his own antidote against poisons.
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