The Edinburgh new dispensatory : containing, I. The elements of pharmaceutical chemistry: II. The materia medica, or, The natural, pharmaceutical, and medical history, of the substances employed in medicine: III. The pharmaceutical preparations and compositions including translations of the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia published in 1817, of the Dublin Pharmacopoeia in 1807, and of the London Pharmacopoeia in 1815. Illustrated and explained in the languages, and according to the principles, of modern chemistry. With numerous tables / by Andrew Duncan, Jun.
- Duncan, Andrew, Jun., 1773-1832.
The seconde parte of William Turner's Herball : wherein are conteyned the names of herbes in Greke / Latin / Duche / Frenche / and in the Apothecaries Latin / and somtyme in Italiene / wyth the vertues of the same herbes wyth diuerse confutationes of no small errours / that men of no small learning haue committed in the intreatinge of herbes of late yeares. Here vnto is ioyned also a booke of the bath of Baeth in Englande / and of the vertues of the same wyth diuerse other bathes moste holsum and effectuall / both in Almany and Englande ... set furth by William Turner Doctor of Physik.
- Turner, William, -1568.
- In the yeare of our Lorde 1562
A selection of late 18th & early 19th century Indian botanical paintings recording the indigenous and introduced flora of the subcontinent, commissioned by the honourable East India Company and executed in watercolor by native artists, variously lent from the collections of the British Museum (Natural History), India Office Library, Linnean Society of London & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew / with accompanying catalogue by Phyllis I. Edwards [and others] ; preface by John V. Brindle ; and introductory essays by Stuart Cary Welch & Miss Edwards.
- Edwards, Phyllis Irene.
Zantedeschia aethiopica (L)Spreng. Calla lily, Arum lily. Half hardy annual. Distribution: South Africa. The genus name commemorates Giovanni Zantedeschi (1773-1846) an Italian physician and botanist. Born in Molina he studied medicine in Verona and Padua. He corresponded with the German botanist, Kurt Sprengel, who named the genus Zantedeschia in his honour in 1826, separating it from Calla, where, as C. aethiopica, it had been previously described by Linnaeus. He had broad interests, including the effect of different parts of the spectrum of light on plant growth, reporting in 1843, that red, orange and yellow light are heliotropically inactive. The botanic museum in Molina is dedicated to his memory. Aethiopica, merely means 'African'. The leaves are used as a warm poultice for headaches in ‘muthi’ medicine. It has become an invasive weed in parts of Australia. It was introduced, as a greenhouse plant, to Europe in the mid-17th century, where the long lasting flowers are popular in flower arranging and for weddings and funerals – a curious combination (Oakeley, 2012). Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley
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