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Vegetable materia medica of the United States

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Title:
Vegetable materia medica of the United States
Description:
William P. C. Barton's Vegetable materia medica of the United States, along with Jacob Bigelow's contemporary American medical botany, are the first two American botanical publications with colored illustrations. Barton's contains hand-colored copperplate engravings. Colored engraving showing the wild indigo plant, baptisia tinctoria, from William P. C. Barton's Vegetable materia medica of the United States, or, medical botany
Creator:
Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (f QK99.B28)
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Copper engravings (visual works)
Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856
Materia medica
Botany, Medical
Baptisia
Extent:
1 hand-colored engraving
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Publisher:
M. Carey & Son
Notes (date):
1817-181
Notes:
Gift of Dr. Stephen Rushmore to the Boston Medical Library, 1948