Collections for an Essay Towards a Materia Medica of the United States: Philadelphia, 1798 & 1804. With Biography and Portrait

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Lloyd Library, 1900 - 150 pagine

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Pagina ii - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Pagina 5 - Some account of the Siren Lacertina, and other species of the same genus of amphibious animals: in a letter to Mr. John Gottlob Schneider of Saxony, with an outline engraving of the animal, from a finished drawing made by myself.
Pagina 4 - SUPPLEMENT to a Memoir concerning the Fascinating Faculty which has been ascribed to the Rattle-snake, and other American Serpents.
Pagina 4 - Supplement to a memoir concerning the fascinating faculty which has been ascribed to the rattlesnake and other North American serpents, in a letter to professor Zimmerman of Brunswick, in Germany — octavo, 38 pages, 1800.
Pagina i - ... consisting of prescriptions for many complaints ; and a description of medicines, simple and compound, showing their virtues and how to apply them. Designed for the benefit of his children, his friends, and the public, but more especially the citizens of the western parts of the United States of America. By Peter Smith, of the Miami country. Men seldom have wit enough to prize and take care of their health until they lose it — And Doctors often know not how to get their bread deservedly until...
Pagina 33 - ... perceived a swelling in the axillary gland of the right arm, which was that to which the lacteous juice was applied, and which was chiefly affected. The swelling rapidly increased until it became of the size of a hen's egg, and on the second day from its appearance it had almost entirely vanished. " From the period that the swelling was at its height, to its entire disappearance, the itching was almost universal, and much more insupportable than it was before. I attributed this itching to the...
Pagina 5 - An account of the most effectual means of preventing the deleterious consequences of the bite of the crotalus horridus, or rattle-snake.
Pagina 2 - Honorable and Reverend Board that I have been endeavoring, with considerable labor and pains, to investigate the botanical characters of such Trees and Plants as may fall under my observation, which are indigenous to this part of America, and have not been described by Botanists ; also to make out a Catalogue of those which are found growing here, but have been found in other parts of the World, and therefore need no botanical description ; and of such as have been propagated here, but are not the...
Pagina 33 - ... eighth day, the itching, the inflammation, and the spread of the vesicles appeared to be nearly at their height. At this period, and for some days afterwards, the greater part of the forearm, and about one-third of the arm, were swelled to nearly twice the natural thickness; the itching was intolerable, and the vesicles, in general, were no longer filled with a limpid fluid, but contained a thick matter, or pus, very similar to that of small-pox, and strongly adhering to the linen. On the ninth...

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