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Baumes, (Jean-Baptiste).
De l'usage du quinquina dans les fièbres rémittentes. Mémoire qui a remporté en 1785, au jugement de la Societé Royale de Médecine de Paris
Paris: chez Théophile Barrois; Mecquignon, Croullebois, 1790. Quinquina: an American Plant with Healing Properties8vo; 301 p, 1 h. Original wrappers, preserving covers.FIRST EDITION OF THIS SMALL TREATY ON THE USE OF THE QUINQUINE TO CURE FEVER. Cinchona or Quinquina is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs. All are native to the tropical Andean forests of western South America. A few species are reportedly naturalized in Central America, Jamaica, French Polynesia, Sulawesi, Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, and São Tomé and Príncipe off the coast of tropical Africa, and others have been cultivated in India and Java, where they have formed hybrids.Cinchona has been historically sought after for its medicinal value, as the bark of several species yields quinine and other alkaloids that were the only effective treatments against malaria during the height of European colonialism, which made them of great economic and political importance.#WorldCat: 5 copies in US Libraries
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