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Arnold Arboretum

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Works: 457 works in 598 publications in 2 languages and 6,074 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: QK479, 951.0307414811
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Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbaria by Siri Von Reis( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medicinal properties of plants have been of interest to society for centuries and continue to be a subject of modern research. Yet too often research has been predicated upon poorly identified plant material and secondary sources of information. Much of what we know about the use of plants as drugs, poisons, foods, and as instruments of magical or religious practice derives from lore inherited from the clay tablets and papyri of the ancients and from compilations of early Greek, Arabic, and Indian physicians. Meanwhile, information pertaining to plant parts used even now in the daily life of peoples far removed from the influence of modern medical and health practices has been largely overlooked. With the encroachment of civilized cultures on primitive societies, unique traditions--often unwritten--are being destroyed. In many instances, the very plants involved are disappearing. Not infrequently, the only record, where one exists at all, of these vanishing pools of knowledge is that of the botanical field worker. For no matter what chemical or biological investigations may follow, the botanist can affix to an actual specimen, as he collects it in the field, the local terms applied to the plant and a description of native medicinal or other uses. Dr. Altschul has compiled field notes of health and medical interest on over 5,000 species of plants, culled from some 2,500,000 specimens of higher plants collected by field botanists from all over the world and deposited in the combined collections of the Arnold Arboretum and Gray Herbarium of Harvard University. The resulting catalogue represents a unique approach to supplying new investigational leads to researchers seeking biologically active plant principles. Dr. Altschul's meticulous sheet-by-sheet examination of the Harvard collections provides the pharmacognosist, pharmacologist, and others in the medical and health sciences with an extensive firsthand survey of the domestic medicines of many cultures. These previously unpublished botanists' notes are here made available in a comprehensive publication that should become an important resource for every investigation into the area of medicinal phytochemistry. Indexes to families and genera are provided, as well as a medical index referring to diseases and to therapeutic properties for researchers intent on locating plants with special medicinal capacities. The author is a Research Fellow at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University
Arnoldia( )

in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the Arnold Arboretum by Arnold Arboretum( )

in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairsted : a cultural landscape report for the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site by Cynthia Zaitzevsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botanical exploration of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1790-1850 by Susan Delano McKelvey( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arnold Arboretum garden book by Donald Wyman( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arnold Arboretum: the first century by S. B Sutton( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuccas of the southwestern United States by Susan Delano McKelvey( Book )

in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trees and shrubs; illustrations of new or little known ligneous plants by Charles Sprague Sargent( Book )

in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargentia; a continuation of the contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University( )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletin of popular information - Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University by Arnold Arboretum( )

in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the Arnold Arboretum by Arnold Arboretum( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1968 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of plants growing in the botanical garden of the Atkins Institution of the Arnold Arboretum at Soledad, Cienfuegos, Cuba by Arnold Arboretum( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the Arnold Arboretum( )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Arnold arboretum by Arnold Arboretum( Book )

4 editions published between 1912 and 1921 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Face of China as seen by photographers & travelers, 1860-1912 by Philadelphia Museum of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions - Harvard University. Arnold Arboretum by Arnold Arboretum( )

in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University( )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fifty years of the Arnold Arboretum by Charles Sprague Sargent( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbaria
Alternative Names
Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge, Mass.)

Arnold Arboretum Herbarium

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Harvard University Arnold Arboretum

Harvard University Cambridge, Mass Arnold Arboretum

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum

Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum

Дендрарий Арнольда

Languages
English (114)

Latin (1)

Covers
The Face of China as seen by photographers & travelers, 1860-1912