Herbal, [18-]

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/ghp0k


Descriptive Summary

Title: Herbal, [18-]
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 213
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Contains a handwritten collection of plant properties and the diseases treated by each, tonic formulas, and suggested dosages.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Herbal, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Anne Graham, 2001.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The author appears to be a physician who was educated and practiced medicine in Pennsylvania. The name, H. Gaither, appears on the first page. It is unclear if this person is the author or owner of the volume.

Scope and Content Note

This volume is a handwritten collection of plant properties and the diseases treated by each, tonic formulas, and suggested dosages. It is the second in a series and continues a discussion of bitter and astringent tonics. The majority of plant names are written in Latin.

The author cites over thirty medical authorities throughout the sixty-five pages of text, interspersing their advice with anecdotes from his practice. It appears to have been compiled during the early nineteenth century.



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