An Account of the Foxglove and Its Medical Uses 1785-1985

An Account of the Foxglove and Its Medical Uses 1785-1985

by Jeffrey K. Aronson, Aronson, J. K. Aronson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192615017

ISBN-13: 9780192615015

Pub. Date: 02/28/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This unique two-part discussion of foxglove—the herb from which digitalis is derived—features a facsimile of William Withering's classic "An Account of Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses," complete with explanatory notes interpreting this eighteenth century text for the modern reader. The second part of the book, written by J.K. Aronson,

Overview

This unique two-part discussion of foxglove—the herb from which digitalis is derived—features a facsimile of William Withering's classic "An Account of Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses," complete with explanatory notes interpreting this eighteenth century text for the modern reader. The second part of the book, written by J.K. Aronson, co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology, includes an introduction to the botany and pharmacology of foxgloves, their therapeutic uses before Withering, a short biography of Withering, an account of 18th century medical practices, and finally a review of the uses of digitalis in modern medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192615015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1986
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.06(d)

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