Collections for an essay towards a materia medica of the United States: read before the Philadelphia Medical Society, on the twenty-first of February, 1798.
Author/Artist: Barton MD, Benjamin Smith (1766-1815)
Topic: Materia Medica
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."
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.