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Cinchona plant (Cinchona officinalis): flowering stem and floral segments. Coloured lithograph after M. A. Burnett, c. 1842.

  • Burnett, M. A., active 1850.
Date
[1839-42]
Reference
23804i
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Description

Bark, known as Jesuit's bark, from the cinchona tree yields quinine, a powerful antimalarial drug

Publication/Creation

[London (Ave Maria Lane)] : [Whittaker & Co.], [1839-42]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

Lettering

Cinchona condaminea

References note

Published description of the plant illustrated and its medicinal uses in : M.A.Burnett, Plantae utiliores ..., London, 1839-42

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23804i

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