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Withering, William 1741-1799

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Works: 162 works in 567 publications in 4 languages and 4,089 library holdings
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An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses : with practical remarks on dropsy and other diseases by William Withering( Book )

38 editions published between 1785 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1775, the physician and botanist William Withering (1741-99) 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
Outlines of mineralogy by Torbern Bergman( Book )

17 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bericht über den Fingerhut und seine medizinische Anwendung mit praktischen Bemerkungen über Wassersucht und andere Krankheiten : nach der englischen Ausgabe von 1785 ins Deutsche übertragen by William Withering( Book )

19 editions published between 1785 and 1984 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady's and gentleman's botanical pocket book : adapted to Withering's arrangement of British plants : intended to facilitate and promote the study of indigenous botany by William Fordyce Mavor( Book )

1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chemical analysis of the water at Caldas da Rainha by William Withering( )

11 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in Portuguese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the scarlet fever and sore throat, or scarlatina anginosa : particularly as it appeared at Birmingham in the year 1778. By William Withering, M.D by William Withering( Book )

12 editions published between 1779 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chemical analysis of the water at Caldas da Rainha by William Withering( Book )

5 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Withering and the discovery of the foxglove : an autobiographical extract by William Withering by William Withering( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Withering of Birmingham, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S by T. Whitmore Peck( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
William Withering botanico britannico

William Withering Brits botanicus (1741-1799)

William Withering englischer Mediziner und Botaniker

Withering, Guilherme 1741-1799

Withering, Willhelm 1741-1799

Withering, William

Witthering, William 1741-1799

Вільям Візерінг британський (англійський) ботанік, міколог, геолог, хімік та лікар

Уизеринг, Уильям

ויליאם וית'רינג

ویلیام وینرینق

ವಿಲಿಯಂ ವಿಥರಿಂಗ್

ウィリアム・ウィザリング

威廉·威灵宁

威廉·威瑟

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English (161)

German (21)

Portuguese (11)

Catalan (1)

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