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Harvard University Gray Herbarium

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Works: 115 works in 168 publications in 3 languages and 1,632 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Records and correspondence  Periodicals 
Classifications: QK99, 581.63
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Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbaria by Siri Von Reis( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 648 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
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University by Harvard University( )

in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium index; Harvard University by Harvard University( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reproduction of a card index, prepared 1894-1903 by Josephine A. Clark at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Library and (since 1903) by the Gray Herbarium. The set reproduces about 265,000 cards published between 1894 and 1966. It is an indispensable tool for the taxonomy of NorthAmerican plants, covering all vascular plant taxa of the Western Hemisphere beginning with literature of 1886. For earlier names use the original volumes of Index kewensis. "Each card bears the scientific name of the plant, an abbreviation of the publishing author, a bibliographical reference to the place of publication and a brief statement of the geographic location of the taxon. New names and new combinations of names are indexed and the synonym involved is provided on each card" (Preface). Cross-references are provided, and when corrections are needed they are supplied on new cards
The contented botanist : letters of W.H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific by William H Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs by Harvard University( )

in No Linguistic content and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium index by Harvard University( )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First supplement covers the literature from 1967 through 1977
Gray Herbarium index : Harvard University : first supplement by Harvard University( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog flats and physiographic processes in the Upper Kuskokwim River region, Alaska : with suggestions for the origin of certain mucks, an examination of the nature of the local plant associations, and a discussion of the implications as to periglacial climates by W. H Drury( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycle processes of bog formation and represtation related to hydrographic and climatic factors
Memoirs of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora of the Galapagos Islands by Benjamin Lincoln Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miscellany in honor of Merritt Lyndon Fernald by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D̲r̲a̲b̲a̲ in temperate northeastern America by Merritt Lyndon Fernald( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draba (Cruciferae) in Mexico and Guatemala by Reed C Rollins( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium (Cambridge, Mass.) index by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium (Cambridge, Mass.) index by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium (Cambridge, Mass.) index by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium (Cambridge, Mass.) index by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray Herbarium (Cambridge, Mass.) index by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbaria
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controlled identityHarvard University. Herbaria

Gray Herbarium

Gray Herbarium Cambridge, Mass

Gray Herbarium (Harvard University)

Harvard University Gray Herbarium

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