The books listed below are medical botany related books available at USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections. They're listed by subject and then chronologically by publication date, which ranges from the 1600s to as recent as 2001.
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Book about the medical botany studies of Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician, pharmacologist, and botanist who is considered to be the "father of pharmacognosy". Pharmacognosy is defined as the study of drugs from natural sources like plants, animals, and fungi.
Call Number: VE-34 (USF Tampa Special Collections-Vault)
Publication Date: 1859
Book describing the tree species of North America, especially of Western North American regions like the Rocky Mountains, Oregon, and California. The book describes some of the medical properties of various North American tree species, including Willow trees (Genus Salix) and the aspirin compounds contained in their bark.
Call Number: E-276 (USF Tampa Special Collections-Rare Book Collection)
Publication Date: 1865
Book describing the tree species of North America. The book describes some of the medical properties of various North American tree species, including the Papaw (or Papaya) Tree (Carica papaya) which is described as having milky sap that is used for the treatment of ringworm.
Call Number: C-1150 (USF Tampa Special Collections-Rare Book Collection)
Publication Date: 1736
Book describing various animals and plants, including some medicinal or poisonous plants, like Mandrakes (Genus Mandragora), which are a group of poisonous plants in the Solanaceae family, also called the Nightshade family.
Call Number: D-851 (USF Tampa Special Collections-Rare Book Collection)
Publication Date: 1810
Book which provides a thorough description of medical botany information available in the late 18th century. The book was published in London and includes medical botany of plants native to England as well as exotic plants.