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Linneaus C.
Materia Medica Liber I. Linnaeus Homeopathy Botany Collectors, pub1749 Latin
Sweeden: Laurent II, SalvII Anno 1749. Molted Calf binding, very good to excellent condition. Printed in Latin. LINNAEUS, C.Materia Medica Liber I. De Plantis secundum Genera, Loca, Nomina, Qualitates, Vires, Differentias, Durationes, Simplicia, Modos, Usus, Synonyma.... digestus. Holmiae: L. Salvius, 1749. 1st Edition. Contemporary mottled calf. 1st Edition. 8vo (20.2 x 12.4cm). Contemporary mottled calf binding, later spine has raised bands and original red morocco label. Collation: (32), 252 pp. + 2 engraved plates. Frontispiece is facing p.1 and folding plate is opposite p.27. This is the only publication on medicinal plants by Linnaeus. Linnaeus had extensive knowledge on medicine and of plants and their medicinal properties, many growing in his own garden.In the 18th century you couldn't choose to study botany as a subject at any Swedish university. If you were interested in botany, your only way to learn more was to study medicine. That's what Linnaeus did. He practised as a physician for several years during the 1730s and 1740s and amongst his patients he treated the Swedish queen Ulrika Eleonora. When he became a Professor of Medicine in 1741 he interrupted his medical practice and started teaching medicine and botany for the students in Uppsala. In that way he learnt about medicinal plants, both as a result of his interest in botany and through his medical studies. Many of the medicines used in those days were medicinal plants.In 1749 he published Materia Medica...Latin term for medicine and the book is a list of plants, minerals and animals that Linnaeus consider … [Click Below for Full Description]
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