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The Resource An account of the foxglove : and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy, and other diseases, William Withering

An account of the foxglove : and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy, and other diseases, William Withering

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An account of the foxglove : and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy, and other diseases
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An account of the foxglove
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and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy, and other diseases
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William Withering
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eng
Summary
In 1775, the physician and botanist William Withering (1741{u2013}99) was informed of a folk cure for dropsy that had as its active ingredient the plant foxglove (Digitalis purpurea). Ten years later, after thorough trials on more than 150 patients, Withering published this monograph on the medicinal applications of the plant, not least to keep less experienced doctors from administering it to patients without the proper caution, given the plant's toxicity. Withering was the first doctor to employ foxglove as a remedy for congestive heart failure, which is now the primary disease treated by foxglove-derived pharmaceuticals, and the results from his trials broadly reflect those produced by modern physicians. Withering's first major publication, A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain (1776), which includes observations on the medicinal applications of British plants, is also reissued in this series
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1741-1799
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Withering, William
Dewey number
615/.32381
Index
index present
LC call number
RM666.D5
LC item number
W772 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge library collection. Botany and horticulture
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  • Digitalis (Drug)
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An account of the foxglove : and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy, and other diseases, William Withering
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  • Originally published in Birmingham by M. Swinney in 1785
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Jun 2016)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781107706132
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 207 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781108075862
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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An account of the foxglove : and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy, and other diseases, William Withering
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Birmingham by M. Swinney in 1785
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Jun 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107706132
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108075862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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