Ethnobotany and the Search for New Drugs: Symposium

Ethnobotany and the Search for New Drugs: Symposium

by CIBA Foundation Symposium, CIBA Foundation Staff, Joan Marsh, Ghillean T. Prance
     
 

A compilation of articles by prominent experts in their respective fields on compensation for and collaboration with indigenous people in regard to their knowledge and provision of rare plants which are used for some of the most potent drugs in Western medicine.

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A compilation of articles by prominent experts in their respective fields on compensation for and collaboration with indigenous people in regard to their knowledge and provision of rare plants which are used for some of the most potent drugs in Western medicine.

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The symposium (Fortaleza, Brazil, November to December 1993) explored how native medical knowledge among vanishing traditional peoples can help scientists discover important medicines derived from plants in habitats that are vanishing just as rapidly. The 16 papers include studies of traditional medicine in China, India, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil; suggest methods of preserving indigenous cultures and endangered habitats; and consider issues such as intellectual property rights, methods of drug research and development, and the roles of industry and anthropology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471950240
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Novartis Foundation Symposia Series, #109
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.92(d)

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