The Asclepiad Volume 4

The Asclepiad Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...which seem most deserving of study relate to the blood, the cadaveric alkaloids, malarial fever, haemorrhagic fever, indigenous remedies of the United States, intermittent fever, jaundice, filaria in blood of animals and man, leprosy in America, albinism in the negro race, direct action of malarial poison on the nervous system, stagnant swamp water, and yaws in relation to syphilis and yellow fever. If there be one part of this work which I have myself perused with more interest than another, it is that on the indigenous remedies of the United States. During the recent war, when the ports were blockaded, and all commercial intercourse cut off from those countries and American States from which the South had received her supplies of medicine, it was necessary that the indigenous remedies should be carefully examined. This led to the inquiries by Professor Jones on which the facts of this memoir are based, and a truly curious and valuable memoir it is. The Georgia bark (Pinckneya pubens), a rival of cinchona; dogwood (cornus Florida); Virginia snake-root Vol. iv. 14 aristolochia serpentaria); and quite a fair materia medica of other substances are here brought before us, with some remarkably good commentaries on the value of salicin and of the salicine compounds. To pass a word of complaint on labours such as these were indeed impossible, except when the author's own interests are at stake; and, because of these interests, it may be admissible to suggest that it had been far more convenient if each of the great memoirs had been brought out in separate volumes of handy size, rather than in the somewhat ponderous form in which they are here put together. The illustrations, which are so excellent and useful, would, in this way, have come well more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632990
  • 9781236632999