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William Withering the introduction of digitalis into medical practice by Louis H. Roddis

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Published by P. B. Hoeber, inc. in New York .
Written in English


  • Withering, William, 1741-1799.,
  • Digitalis (Drug),
  • Medicine -- Practice.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Louis H. Roddis ... eight illustrations.
LC ClassificationsR489.W78 R6
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 131, [1] p. incl. illus. (facsims.) plates, 2 port. (incl. front.)
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6347042M
LC Control Number36036419

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Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. William Withering () was an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and the discoverer of digitalis. In , he published The Botanical Arrangement of all the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain, an early and influential. Books by author William Withering at Boomerang Books, Australia's Online Independent Bookstore - Page 1. An analysis of Withering’s individual case reports published by Estes and White 2Estes JW, White PD: William Withering and the purple foxglove. Scientific American ; (6) suggests that many of the 57 other cases, such as those with pulmonary tuberculosis, did not involve diseases amenable to treatment with digitalis. In , the physician and botanist William Withering () 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 patients, Withering published this monograph on the medicinal applications of the plant, not least to keep less experienced doctors from .

Vol. 1: XX, , (4) pp. 17 plates (1 foldout, some smaller folding), the numbers are not always sequentially, but it seems to be complete. Small hole in p. 17 with loss of some words. Vol. 2: pp. 12 plates. Vol. 3: p. , (34 pp.) 3 plates. Vol. 4: , (18) pp. 2 plates. All plates are complete according to the directions for the binder in vol. 4. Some plate images have . In English physician William Withering published in Birmingham and London An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses An accomplished botanist as well as a physician, in this book Withering reported the results of the first clinical trials of the ground-up leaves of the purple foxglove—a traditional folk-remedy, discovering the efficacy of digitalis in heart diseases. The William Wisting series is a series of crime fiction novels by the former Senior Investigating officer turned author, the Norwegian Jørn Lier Horst. The series currently has 10 books the last of which was released in , with the first having been published in William Withering. Questa voce sull'argomento botanici britannici è solo un abbozzo. Contribuisci a migliorarla secondo le convenzioni di Wikipedia. William Withering. William Withering (Wellington, – Birmingham, ) è stato un botanico britannico. Scopritore della Harry Potter Books.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Explore books by William Withering with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Discover Book Depository's huge selection of William Withering books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.   The medical use of digitalis was popularized by a British physician, William Withering, whose book, An Account of the Foxglove, was first published in Withering's book contained as the frontispiece a drawing of the foxglove, or Digitalis purpurea, which has wide leaves with serrated edges and tall spikes bearing elongated bell-like.