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By Edward A. Martin

ISBN-10: 0773436812

ISBN-13: 9780773436817

The gathering is a wide-ranging reference advisor. The six volumes are made of one-paragraph biographies of scientific commute authors drawn from all peoples and areas of the realm. The authors are incorporated simply because they've got released a e-book of go back and forth or have left major fabric of publication capability. a few area is given to travelers from overseas into the sector represented by way of the amount.

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She became interested in botany and materia medica and was encouraged by a local benevolence towards women. She became Curator of the Herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences. A free rail pass fostered botanical trips. She married Townshend Stith Brandegee, a civil engineer with strong botanical interests. He inherited money, and they became independent. Their honeymoon was spent walking from San Diego to San Francisco, collecting plants on the way. They helped to set up an influential journal named Zoe, She wrote articles and reviews.

Ambitious, pompous and vain but enormously energetic, he had difficulty obtaining and holding university posts but was suited to resuscitating schools in decline. At Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, he raised funds, toured the country and travelled to Europe in 1821 buying books and instruments. He met Franz Joseph Gall in Paris and became a convert to phrenology. In 1837, he led an attempt to move the school to Louisville and was dismissed. At Louisville, he established a strong programme and travelled again in Europe.

1830). He became Professor of Botany at the University of Pennsylvania, 1815. He published Compendium florae philadephicae, an account of plants found within ten miles of the city (1818), Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States . , 1817-18) and A Flora of North America (1821-3). The materia medica is a fine work in two volumes. The coloured engravings are beautifully done. His aim was to reduce confusion in the recognition of medical plants. Baruch, Simon (1840-1921). German-American physician and sanitarian, Professor of Hydrotherapy at the Columbia College of Physicians.

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