MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 213
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CITATION: Herbal, MSS 213, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
The author appears to be a physician who was educated and practiced medicine in Pennsylvania. The name, H. Gaither, appears on the first page. It is unclear if this person is the author or owner of the volume.
This volume is a handwritten collection of plant properties and the diseases treated by each, tonic formulas, and suggested dosages. It is the second in a series and continues a discussion of bitter and astringent tonics. The majority of plant names are written in Latin.
The author cites over thirty medical authorities throughout the sixty-five
pages of text, interspersing their advice with anecdotes from his practice.
It appears to have been compiled during the early nineteenth century.