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Collections for an essay towards a materia medica of the United States: read before the Philadelphia Medical Society, on the twenty-first of February, 1798.

Author/Artist: Barton MD, Benjamin Smith (1766-1815)

Type: Book

Topic: Materia Medica

Title page of Materia Medica

This self-published work captures Benjamin Smith Barton's observations on "materia medica of the United States," or "the medical properties of the indigenous vegetables of the United States."

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    American botanist, naturalist, and physician, Benjamin Smith Barton was a member of the Philadelphia Medical Society and professor of Materia Medica, Natural History, and Botany at the College of Philadelphia, which later merged with the University of Pennsylvania.

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