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Polygala senega

About This Item

Title

Polygala senega

Subject

Plants, Medicinal
Polygala
Book Illustrations

Description

Hand-colored engraving by James Sowerby; published by Dr. Woodville.
Polygala senega, commonly known as Seneca snakeroot, rattlesnake root, and milk-wort.

Creator

Sowerby, James, 1757-1822

Source

Original image in: Woodville, William, 1752–1805. Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Qx 113 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Medical Botany, William Woodville's three volume work of materia medica, was published in monthly installments between 1790 and 1793. With this work, Woodville intended to educate medical practitioners about the plants they prescribe and improve upon preceding works by introducing new plants and more detail. It contains 210 plates, with hand-colored engravings by artist James Sowerby.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1791

Contributor

Woodville, William, 1752-1805

Language

lat

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Qx_113_v2.pl93

Original Format

1 print : hand-colored engraving

Physical Dimensions

19 x 14 cm

Citation

Sowerby, James, 1757-1822, “Polygala senega,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1973.