The Resource Two volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton

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

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Two volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, 1808-1809
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Two volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
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1808-1809
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eng
Summary
Two volumes of notes taken by an unidentified student on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania from 1808-1809. Lecture topics include astringents, tonics, stimulants, narcotics, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, antilithics, anthelmintics, emmenagogues, blisters, and their therapeutic use in the treatment of various diseases. Each volume is indexed at end
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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
  • Therapeutics
  • Astringents
  • Tonics (Medical preparations)
  • Stimulants
  • Narcotics
  • Emetics
  • Laxatives
  • Diuretics
  • Anthelmintics
  • Emmenagogues
  • Blisters
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Two volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
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000144733
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
2 volumes, each 504 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Carson, J. (Heirs of)
Ownership
Presented to the College of Physicians in November 1877 by the heirs of Joseph Carson, M.D.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144733
  • 145674
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A56
Label
Two volumes of notes on the materia medica lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton
Control code
000144733
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in repository and online.
Extent
2 volumes, each 504 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Carson, J. (Heirs of)
Ownership
Presented to the College of Physicians in November 1877 by the heirs of Joseph Carson, M.D.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 144733
  • 145674
  • (CStRLIN)PACV00-A56

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