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Four volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton

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Four volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, circa 1806-1812
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Four volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
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circa 1806-1812
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eng
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Four volumes of notes by an unidentified student on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania. Lecture topics include astringents, tonics, stimulants, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, antilithics, anthelmintics, emmenagogues, blisters and their therapeutic use in the treatment of various diseases. Date range determined by internal references to the later part of 1805 and the fact that Barton ceased to be professor of materia medica in 1812
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Benjamin Smith Barton was born February 10, 1766, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At 14, Barton became a medical student at the College of Philadelphia and later went to Europe in 1786 to futher his studies at the University of Edinburgh. Barton returned to Philadelphia without a medical degree in 1789 and set up private practice. In 1796 he received an honorary M.D. from the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany. In 1789 Barton was appointed professor of natural history and botany at the College of Philadelphia. When the College joined with the University of the State of Pennsylvania in 1791, to form the University of Pennsylvania, Barton continued in this position. In 1813 he became professor of materia medica and professor of the theory and practice of medicine. Barton wrote extensively on the topics of natural history, botany, paleontology, etymology and medicine. He penned the first basic American textbook on botany, Elements of Botany, in 1803. In 1805 he founded and edited the Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal. As a professional advocate, Barton was extremely active in the American Philosophical Society, the Philadelphia Linnean Society, and the Philadelphia Medical Society, serving as its president (1815). Barton was elected a Fellow of the College of Physicians in 1790. On December 19, 1815, Barton died.
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1766-1815
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Barton, Benjamin Smith
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  • Barton, Benjamin Smith
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Materia medica
  • Pharmacology
  • Astringents
  • Tonics (Medical preparations)
  • Stimulants
  • Emetics
  • Laxatives
  • Diuretics
  • Anthelmintics
  • Emmenagogues
  • Blisters
  • Therapeutics
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Four volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
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000144732
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4 volumes (284 pages each);
Other physical details
vol. 1: 16 blank pages; vol. 2: 94 blank pages; vol. 3: 93 blank pages; vol. 4: 22 blank pages
Ownership
With the bookplate of H. Lenox Hodge, M.D. (1836-1881). Given to the College of Physicians on 14 May 1896 by Mr. Hugh Lenox Hodge, whose relationship to Dr. Hodge is unclear.
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  • (Sirsi) 144732
  • 145673
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A55
Label
Four volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
Control code
000144732
Extent
4 volumes (284 pages each);
Other physical details
vol. 1: 16 blank pages; vol. 2: 94 blank pages; vol. 3: 93 blank pages; vol. 4: 22 blank pages
Ownership
With the bookplate of H. Lenox Hodge, M.D. (1836-1881). Given to the College of Physicians on 14 May 1896 by Mr. Hugh Lenox Hodge, whose relationship to Dr. Hodge is unclear.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144732
  • 145673
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A55

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