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American

Medical Botany,

Being a collection
of the

Native Medicinal Plants

of the

United States,

containing their
botanical history and chemical analysis,
and properties and uses
in
Medicine, diet, and the arts,
with
coloured engravings


By Jacob Bigelow, M. D.

Rumford Professor and lecturer on Materia Medica and Botany in Harvard University


Vol. I.


District of Massachusetts, to wit:

District Clerk's office.

Be it remembered, that on the eighteenth day of October, A. D. 1817, and in the forty second year of the independence of the United States of America, Jacob Bigelow, M. D. of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, viz.

"American Medical Botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses in medicine, diet and the arts, with coloured engravings. By JACOB BIGELOW, M. D. Rumford Professor and Lecturer on Materia Medica and Botany in Harvard University. Vol. 1."

In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act, entitled, "An act supplementary to an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JOHN. W. DAVIS, Clerk of the district of Massachusetts.


Boston:
Published by Cummings and Hilliard, at the Boston Bookstore, No. 1, Cornhill.


University Press. Hilliard and Metcalf.
1817.


Vol. II.

Boston:
Published by Cummings and Hilliard, at the Boston Bookstore, No. 1, Cornhill.


University Press .... Hilliard and Metcalf.
1818.


Dedication

TO THE
Rev. John Thornton Kirkland,
D.D. L.L. D.
President of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

DEAR SIR,

THE present flourishing state of the Institution, over which you preside, cannot be ascribed to any more efficient cause, than to the zeal and ability, with which you have watched over its interests.

Those, who in any measure derive from this Institution their opportunities of being useful, may with justice direct their first acknowledgments to you.

Being confident, that no attempt for the promotion of useful knowledge will be regarded by you with indifference, I am happy in offering to you, in the present volume, a testimony of my respect and esteem.

J. B.

Boston, October, 1817.


American Medical Botany, 1817-1821, was written by Jacob Bigelow, M. D.



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