Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America. Contantine Samuel RAFINESQUE-SCHMALTZ.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America.

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

Philadelphia: Atkinson & Alexander, 1828.

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.

"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

Price: $9,500.00

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