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The Romance of the Apothecaries Garden at Chelsea

Frederic Dawtrey Drewitt

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ISBN 10: 1108015875 / ISBN 13: 9781108015875
Published by Cambridge University Press
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Paperback. 230 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.Published in 1928, Drewitts charming and engaging study traces the origin and antiquity of the peaceful botanical garden in Chelsea. The garden was established in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries in order to train apprentices to identify the plants used in medicine that, later on, they would be prescribing for their patients. Revised and enlarged for its third edition, the book recognises the special character of this garden, which still teaches students the names and properties of plants, as it did in the time of the Stuarts. Describing the gentle lives of the past naturalists and botanists of the Physic Garden, the study also includes material on the visits of Linnaeus and his pupils. Written with a light touch and full of fascinating anecdotes, the book will appeal to those interested in botany, the history of medicine and the history of early modern London. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108015875

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Title: The Romance of the Apothecaries Garden at ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

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Published in 1928, Drewitt's charming and engaging study traces the origin and antiquity of the peaceful botanical garden in Chelsea. The garden was established in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries in order to train apprentices to identify the plants used in medicine that, later on, they would be prescribing for their patients. Revised and enlarged for its third edition, the book recognises the special character of this garden, which still teaches students the names and properties of plants, as it did in the time of the Stuarts. Describing the gentle lives of the past naturalists and botanists of the Physic Garden, the study also includes material on the visits of Linnaeus and his pupils. Written with a light touch and full of fascinating anecdotes, the book will appeal to those interested in botany, the history of medicine and the history of early modern London.

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Engaging and anecdotal, Drewitt's 1928 study delves into the long and fascinating history of this botanical garden in Chelsea. Tracing its origin and antiquity, Drewitt emphasises the unique character of this peaceful garden which still teaches students the names and properties of plants, as it did in the seventeenth century.

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