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Author Aronson, J. K.

Title An account of the foxglove and its medical uses, 1785-1985 / J.K. Aronson.

Published London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.

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 UniM BioMed ST  615.32381 ARON    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Oxford medical publications.
Oxford medical publications.
Notes Includes a facsimile of W. Withering's original monograph, An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. 1785.
Includes bibliographies and index.
Summary 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.
Other author Withering, William, 1741-1799. Account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. 1985.
Subject Withering, William, 1741-1799. Account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. 1985.
Digitalis (Drug) -- History.
Digitalis (Drug) -- Case studies -- Early works to 1800.
Edema -- Case studies -- Early works to 1800.
ISBN 0192615017 30.00 (U.S.)