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An account of the foxglove

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Title:
An account of the foxglove
Description:
Although the use of extracts from the foxglove in cases of dropsy had been common, William Withering was the first to analyze preparations of the plant scientifically and so isolated digitalis. Withering's An account of the foxglove describes over 150 cases in which he administered digitalis and established safe dosages for use. Fold-out insert of an etching of the foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea, from William Withering's An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses
Creator:
Withering, William, 1741-1799
Date:
1785
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (RM666.D5W77 c. 2)
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Engravings (prints)
Withering, William, 1741-1799
Materia medica
Botany, Medical
Purple foxglove
Extent:
1 fold-out engraving
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Publisher:
M. Swinney
Notes:
Formerly in the library of Dr. Rudolf Kobert (1854-1918) Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1923
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
DigID0002546