Item Details

What Is an Herb? [electronic resource]

created by Joby Topper, Rebecca de Schweinitz, and Donny Wright
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Language
English
Summary
This exhibit highlights four herbals that are milestones in the history of western herbal medicine: "The Vienna Dioscorides" (De Materia Medica, 512 A.D.); The Badianus Manuscript (An Aztec Herbal of 1552); John Gerard's Herball, or Generall Historie of Plants (1597); and Nicholas Culpeper's English Physician (1652).
Contents
  • A Brief history of herbalism
  • Dioscorides: centaury & wormwood
  • Dioscorides: cyclamen, galbanum, & physalis
  • Dioscorides: rose, black nightshade, & arum
  • Badianus: for nose bleeds & injured body
  • Badianus: for lightning stroke, cough, & rumbling of abdomen
  • Badianus: for injury of feet, black blood, & heart pain
  • Gerard's Herball: garlic & agrimony
  • Gerard's Herball: potato, foxglove, & gentian
  • Gerard's Herball: mandrake, aloe, & basil
  • Culpeper's English Physician: rosemary & yarrow
  • Culpeper's English Physician: sage, lavender, & fennel
  • Culpeper's English Physician: marigold, opium poppy, & white horehound
  • Bibliography.
Description
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Title from title screen; description based on the screen of November 12, 1998.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Credits
Text by Joby Topper; web design by Rebecca de Schweinitz, Joby Topper, and Donny Wright.
Other Forms
Print version/exhibit available.
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    a| A Brief history of herbalism -- Dioscorides: centaury & wormwood -- Dioscorides: cyclamen, galbanum, & physalis -- Dioscorides: rose, black nightshade, & arum -- Badianus: for nose bleeds & injured body -- Badianus: for lightning stroke, cough, & rumbling of abdomen -- Badianus: for injury of feet, black blood, & heart pain -- Gerard's Herball: garlic & agrimony -- Gerard's Herball: potato, foxglove, & gentian -- Gerard's Herball: mandrake, aloe, & basil -- Culpeper's English Physician: rosemary & yarrow -- Culpeper's English Physician: sage, lavender, & fennel -- Culpeper's English Physician: marigold, opium poppy, & white horehound -- Bibliography.
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    a| Exhibited July - November 1997 in The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
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    a| Gerard, John, d| 1545-1612.
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    a| Herbal Medicine v| Exhibitions.
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