Medical Brief Volume 28, Nos. 1-6

Medical Brief Volume 28, Nos. 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... PHYSICIANS % READ EMEDICAL BRIEF---EACH ISSUE. The Secretary of Agriculture. Hon. James Wilson, has embraced the following paragraph in his annual report, which, in more particulars than one, is of interest to the medical profession: "The collection of native drug plants in the United States, considered from a purely financial standpoint, aside from medical and humanitarian aspects, involves the expenditure of millions of dollars annually. The commercial extermination of some of the most useful species is already threatened, and doubtless others would be found in the same conditions were the facts known. The price of one native plant, ginseng, our exports of which average more than a million dollars annually, has more than quadrupled in the past thirty years, so that its cultivation, as urged four years ago by this department, has now become profitable. It is clear from this and many similar cases that the native drug industry is capable oi.' either decline or improve ment, according to the way in which we handle it. "The Pan-American Medical Congress has recently submitted to me a proposition to co-operate with this department in a technical and statistical investigation and classification of our native drug plants. By accepting this proposal we shall secure. in a research of which we have long felt the need, the cordial assistance and support of an influential association of learned physicians; we shall encourage each of the other American nations, all of which are represented in the Pan-American Medical Congress, to proceed with a similar investigation oi! their own medical' flora; we shall furnish a basis for the remunerative employment of much land and many people, and we shall stimulate the great growth more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236865243