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Experienced Botanist or Indian Physician, Being A New System of


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COOPER, J.W. The Experienced Botanist or Indian Physician, Being A New System of Practice, Founded on Botany; Containing: 1. A Description of Medical Plants.2. A Treatise on the Causes, Symptoms and Cure of Diseases Incident to the Human Frame; With A Safe and Sovereign Mode of Treatment. For the Use of Families and Practitioners. Lancaster: Printed for the Author and Publishers. John Bear, Printer, 1840. 303pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt morocco label. Some very light scattered foxing. Good plus. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 401657. Alex Berman & Michael A. Flannery, AMERICA'S BOTANICO-MEDICAL MOVEMENTS (New York, 2001), p. 69. A domestic medicine book focusing on the healing properties of plants indigenous to North America. Like many practitioners who referred to themselves as "Indian" doctors, J.W. Cooper appears to have been influenced by, but unaffiliated with, the organized botanico-medical groups of early 19th-century America. THE EXPERIENCED BOTANIST. features a twenty-five-page essay, "The Pernicious Effects of Mercury," by James Hamilton, M.D., a studied and detailed polemic against the indiscriminate use of mercury by the contemporary medical establishment. Bookseller Inventory # 47261

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