Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine Histoire naturelle des drogues simples: Volume 2 (Paperback)Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Gaston Guibourt (author)
Paperback 568 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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The French pharmacist Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Gaston Guibourt (1790-1867) first published this work in two volumes in 1820. It provided methodical descriptions of mineral, plant and animal substances. In the following years, Guibourt became a member of the Academie nationale de medicine and a professor at the Ecole de pharmacie in Paris. Pharmaceutical knowledge also progressed considerably as new methods and classifications emerged. For this revised and enlarged four-volume fourth edition, published between 1849 and 1851, Guibourt followed the principles of modern scientific classification. For each substance, he describes the general properties as well as their medicinal or poisonous effects. Illustrated throughout, Volume 2 (1849) draws on systems pioneered by three renowned scientists for the classification of plants: Linnaeus, who laid the foundations of modern taxonomy; Jussieu, the first to publish a classification of flowering plants; and de Candolle, whose work influenced Darwin.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 568
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
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