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Vegetable Family Physician 1836 Materia Medica Roots & Herbs Diseases Botanical

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 [Medicine] [Materia Medica] [Vegetable] [American]

 At the head of the title page: ‘Every Man His Own Physician.’

 The Vegetable Family Physician: Containing A Description Of The Roots And Herbs Common To This Country, With Their Medicinal Properties And Uses; Also Directions for The Treatment Of The Diseases Incident to Human Nature, By Vegetables Alone; Embracing Many Valuable Indian Recipes. By Samuel B. Emmons. Boston. George P. Oakes (publisher). 1836. 12mo. (6-3/8 inches). [10] [7]-176 pages. [First Printing]. Original half-calf with marbled paper over boards. Binding rubbed and worn with some loss of paper and extremities bumped. Age-toning, foxing. Overall very good condition.

Contents In Part: “Roots and Herbs; Remedies for Particular Diseases; Miscellaneous Recipes; Miscellaneous Articles (Observations on the Medical Treatment of Gen. Washington; Ignorant Apothecaries; Pernicious effects of Mercury; Fashionable Medical Practice, &c.)

 - - - The Vegetable Family Physician: “… lists 112 different vegetable medicines, supported Hosea Winchester’s Quaker depot in Boston. Identifying botanic medicines in general use, as well as specific medicines recommended by Wooster Beach, Samuel Thomson, and Elisha Smith of New York, Emmons explained how each had a role in the fight against disease.” - page 120. John S. Haller’s The People’s Doctors: Samuel Thomson and the American Botanical Movement, 1790-1860. Southern Illinois University (Press) 2000.

Botanical, Materia Medica, Formularies, Vegetable, Medicinal plants.


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