The Medicine and Medicinal Plants of C. S. Rafinesque

@article{Flannery2008TheMA,
  title={The Medicine and Medicinal Plants of C. S. Rafinesque},
  author={Michael A. Flannery},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={52},
  pages={27-43}
}
This paper pursues the lead of Bart K. Holland in utilizing classic literature as a guide to the pharmacologic potentialities of natural products. Instead of focusing on European texts, however, American medicinal plants are examined through the work of the influential naturalist Constantine S. Rafinesque (1783-1840). Rafinesque is discussed with special attention to his activities as a medical botanist. In particular, the plant species monographed in the main section of hisMedical Flora of the… 
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