Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America.


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Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Atkinson & Alexander
Date Published: 1828

Description: 2 volumes, 100 charming full-page botanical wood-engravings printed in green ink. 8vo, original cloth-backed printed beige boards, cloth spines rubbed, untrimmed. Philadelphia: Atkinson & Alexander, 1828-1830. First Edition. A nice clean copy.

Comments: "Rafinesque's most important work was his Medical Flora - which became the vade-mecum of the Botanic physicians. It must be remembered that medical treatment was at that time largely based on vegetable drugs and what Rafinesque sought was to write a medical botany adapted to the needs of the American physician and pharmacist" (Lilly 137).GM 1849; Nissen 1579; Reynolds 3451; Sabin 67457; Pritzel 7401; Bernard Jaffe, Men of Science in Americapp. 104-129; Meisel, Bibliography of American Natural History: I, pp. 222-23.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 150129

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