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Benjamin Smith Barton, MD

Author/Artist: unknown

Type: Illustration

Topic: Portrait

Portrait of Benjamin Smith Barton, MD

American botanist, naturalist, and physician, Benjamin Smith Barton was a member of the Philadelphia Medical Society and professor of Materia Medica, Natural History, and Botany at the College of Philadelphia, which later merged with the University of Pennsylvania.


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  • Collections for an essay towards a materia medica of the United States

    Collections for an essay towards a materia medica of the United States.

    This self-published work captures Benjamin Smith Barton's observations on "materia medica of the United States," or "the medical properties of the indigenous vegetables of the United States."

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