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Issue: 007, 12/02/28 p. 111
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society
Category: Botany   Medicine   
Topic: [Collection of new plants from the island of St. Vincent`s; a new species of Cerinthe; a description of the sea Cocoa nut; remarks on the naturalization of cinnamon in France; the use of camphor as a sedative]
Person: BARCLAY, Dr.   ILIFF, Mr.   JOSY, Mr.   BOURSAULT, M.   SHORT, Dr. Michael   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Demonstration
Issue: 011, 29/02/28 p. 168
Heading: Botanical Curiosity
Category: Botany   
Topic: [A means for making the Air Plant of China flower, found at Claremont by the gardener of Prince Leopold]
Source: Edward`s Botanical Register   

Issue: 011, 29/02/28 p. 170-171
Heading: Botanical Researches in Siberia, on the Frontiers of China
Category: Botany   
Topic: [Abstract of Ledebuhr`s account of his travels in Siberia, delivered at Dorpat University. 1,600 species of plants found, 500 unknown]
Person: LEDEBUHR, Professor   MEYER, Dr.   BUNGE, Dr.   
Institution: University of Dorpat   
Paper
Issue: 017, 21/03/28 p. 271
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [Proceedings. Admission of Fellows and Honorary Fellows. Some observations on Cinchona.]
Person: De JOMARD, M.   STANHOPE, Earl   JOHNSTON, Sir Alexander   DE LA GARDE, Le Comte   FLEMING, Dr. John   ROUPELL, Dr.   DUNLOP, Dr.   AUSTRIA, Emperor of   BRAZIL, Emperor of   WURTEMBERG, King of   READ, W. Harding   FROST   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   

Issue: 018, 25/03/28 p. 286
Heading: Linnaean Society
Category: Botany   
Topic: [Death of Sir James Edward Smith, botanist, on the seventeenth of March, 1828]
Person: SMITH, Sir James Edward   
Institution: Linnaean Society   
Obituary
Issue: 025, 18/04/28 p. 397
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: On the specific differences existing between Melaleuca Leucadendron, and M. Cajuputi -- [Description of the two different species of Melaleuca which had previously been thought of as varieties]. [Account of the preparation of an essence of Senna].
Person: MACGRIGOR, Sir James   YOSY, Mr.   ROXBURGH   COLEBROOKE, H. T.   SMITH, Sir James Edward   MATON, Dr.   FROST   GIBBS, Robert   CAMPBELL   MORRIS, Mr.   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Paper, 11/14/28
Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 471, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 1
Category: Botany   Medicine   Gynaecology   
Topic: Ergot of Rye. [Publication of a brochure on the spur of rye, recommending its use in childbirth, to speed up a long labour]
Person: NEALE, Dr. Adam   DE CANDOLLE   LEVEILLE, M.   

Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 472, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 1
Category: Botany   Ecology   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Age of Trees. [Ring counting only effective in cold countries]
Person: LINNAEUS   

Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 472, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Cedars of Lebanon. [Change of shape in winter]
Person: DE LA ROQUE, M.   

Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 472, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Floating Seeds. [Tillandsia]

Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 477
Heading: Medico Botanical Society of London, Para 3
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [On the Heyemarada, or Vandellia diffusa of Linnaeus. Useful against intermittent fevers]
Person: HANCOCK, Dr. John   YOSY, Mr.   
Paper
Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 477
Heading: Medico Botanical Society of London, Para 4
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [The poisoned arrows of the Bushmen of the Orange River]
Person: LESLIE, Louis (Assistant-surgeon of the 48th Regiment)   
Paper
Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 489, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 1
Category: Botany   
Topic: Direction of Roots. [Roots subject to gravity?]
Person: SPRENGEL   VOLNEY   

Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 489, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Limits of the Cultivation of useful Plants. [Latitudes at which commercially useful plants grow]

Issue: 032, 04/06/28 p. 505, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Botany, Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: The Martagon Lily. [The species of lily called the Turk`s cap is the hyacinth of the ancients, not the hyacinth, commonly so called]
Person: VIRGIL   HUNT, Leigh   MARTYN, Prof.   

Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 521-522, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   
Topic: Extraordinary Climbing Plant. [The cogue of Chili which runs both up and down successive trees]

Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 522, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Evergreens. [All the trees of Abyssinia are evergreen]

Issue: 034, 18/06/28 p. 536, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   
Topic: Effects of Ivy on Trees. [It is wrong that ivy kills the trees it clings to]
Person: REPTON, Mr.   EVELYN   

Issue: 034, 18/06/28 p. 537, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Self-sown Seeds. [The immediate return of cultivated flowers to the wild]

Issue: 035, 25/06/28 p. 552
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [On the genus Laurus, from which Camphor is produced]
Person: FROST   
Paper
Issue: 036, 02/07/28 p. 568, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   
Topic: The Rock, Rose, and the Grass of Parnassus. [Sensitivity of stamens]

Issue: 036, 02/07/28 p. 568-569, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Singular Effects of Light and Darkness. [Cotyledon calycina is bitter-tasting in the morning, after imbibing oxygen overnight, and progessively loses its acidity in the light of day]
Institution: Loddige`s Nursery, Hackney   

Issue: 036, 02/07/28 p. 569, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 3
Category: Botany   
Topic: The Krubut or Great Flower of Lumatra. [The flower constitutes the whole plant]
Person: ARNOLD, Dr.   

Issue: 037, 09/07/28 p. 587, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Migration of Plants. [Are plants always spread over the earth by crossing the sea, (in ships or by currents)?]

Issue: 037, 09/07/28 p. 587, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   
Topic: Structure of the Stigma

Issue: 038, 16/07/28 p. 603, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   Philosophy   Science   
Topic: Beauty of Flowers. [Does the study of botany detract from our pleasure in the beauty of flowers?]
Person: KENT, Miss   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   
Paper [extract]
Issue: 038, 16/07/28 p. 603, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Botany   Toxicology   
Topic: Poisoning of Plants. [Plants may be poisoned as may animals . Marcet made experiments with arsenic, kidney beans and roses]
Person: MARCET, M. (of Geneva)   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 636, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Latin as good as English Names. [Apology for the use of Latin in classification]

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 636, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Botany   Toxicology   
Topic: Experiments on Poisoning Plants. [Poisons of vegetable origin (opium, hemlock, digitalis, oxalic acid) found fatal to other plants]
Person: MARCET, M. (of Geneva)   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 637
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: Remarks on the doubtful identity of Bonplandia trifoliata, of Willdenow, and Humboldt and Bonpland, and the Angostura, or Carony bark tree
Person: HANCOCK, Dr. John   HUMBOLDT   WILLDENOW, Prof. (of Berlin)   TEREAS, Don Jose   CANDOLLE, Prof. de   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Paper, 11/7/28
Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 652, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   Toxicology   
Topic: Mushrooms, poisonous and innocent. [Experiments of the medical student Letellier, eating mushrooms and noting the effects]
Person: LETELLIER, M.   

Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 652, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   
Topic: The Porcupine Pear. [The prickly pear of Columbia reputed to make darting attacks on European flesh]
Source: Recollections of a Service in Colombia   

Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 652, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Gardening), Para 2
Category: Botany   Horticulture   
Topic: Love lies Bleeding, and Prince`s Feather. [A correspondent from Loudon`s Gardening Magazine advocates using the leaves of these plants like spinach. The Athenaeum correspondent doubts the advice: Amaranthus caudatus is a native of the East Indies and will not stand the frost]
Person: LOUDON   
Source: Loudon`s Gardener`s Magazine   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Roots accomodate themselves to Soils
Person: DU HAMEL   
Source: Du Hamel`s Physique des Arbres, i.,82   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669-670, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Silver Weed. [A relative of Silver Weed (Potentilla anserina) has been introduced from Nepaul. The Nepaul plant is called Potentilla splendens]

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 701, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   Folklore   
Topic: The Dodder. [Parasitic behaviour of the cuscuta or dodder, as described in old books of herbal lore]
Person: THRELKELD   
Source: Gerrard`s Herbal   

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 701, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: The Black Mangrove of the West Indies
Source: Brown`s Jamaica   

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 731, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Mosses. [Value of moss as foodstuff for animals]

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 731, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: The Climbing Marcgravia of Jamaica

Issue: 048, 24/09/28 p. 765, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: The Xeranthemum, or Immortal Flower. [It does not wither when picked. Description of its seed dispersal from a flat receptacle]

Issue: 048, 24/09/28 p. 765-766, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Electro-Attraction of Leaves. [Electricity and plants]
Person: ASTIER, M.   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 781, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Australasian Botany. [Publication on the rare plants of New Holland]
Person: GUILLEMIN, M.   BROWN   BRODA   DELESSERT   
Source: Broda`s Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae   Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 781, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Rare Plants in the North of Sweden
Person: LESTUDIUS, M.   
Institution: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 781, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Irritability of the Stigma in the Larch
Person: DON, David   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Forest-Trees. [Height and girth of forest trees compared with trees in open situations]

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 812, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   
Topic: Rival Systems of Linnaeus and Jussieu. [Observation of Miss Kent, that there is a rivalry between the "artificial" classificatory system of Linnaeus and "natural" method of Jussieu. The Athenaeum advocates knowledge of both]
Person: LINNAEUS   JUSSIEU   KENT, Miss   BICHENO, Mr.   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 858-859
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [Members` business. Enumeration of plant collections presented to the Society: 600 plants of the Bavarian Alps; East Indian medicinal plants; plants from Jersey; mosses and cryptogamic plants; plants indigenous to England; specimen of the Christ`s Thorn; specimen of syrup of the visnea mocanera; hothouse seeds from Bologna; a chocolate plant from Prince Edward`s Island; a species of typha and a plant called vanguilla with medicinal properties promised by the Philosophical Society of British Guiana; collection of officinal plants; numerous printed works; medicinal plants from the Royal Gardens at Kew including Melaleuca Cajuputi, Canilla Alba, Anacardium Occidentale, Guiacum Officinale, Vanilla Aromatica, Laurus, Camphora, Etc.]
Person: MACGRIGOR, Sir James   FROST, Mrs.   MARTIUS, Prof.   HORSFIELD, Dr. Thomas   WOODFORD, James   FAVEUE, Abraham   BERTHELOT, Sabino   BERTOLONI, Prof.   READY, Colonel John   FRIEND, Mr.   STANHOPE, Earl   AITON, Mr.   FROST   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   Royal Asiatic Society   Philosophical Society of British Guiana   
, 28/11/1828
Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Fibrous and Bulbous Roots. [Tendency of some plants to alter their root structure in certain situations, causing some grasses to be described under different names]

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 861, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   
Topic: Dryden and Addison no Botanists. [Virgil`s description of the Italian Aster (Aster Amellus) wrongly translated by both Addison and Dryden, to misrepresent the flower]
Person: KENT, Miss   DRYDEN   ADDISON   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   Virgil: Georgics   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 6
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: Spray of the Oak. [Minute description of the arrangement of branches on an oak]
Source: Gilpin: Forest Scenery   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 7
Category: Botany   Folklore   
Topic: Language of Flowers. (The Athenaeum sends up a new work by Phillips on the symbolical, sentimental associations of flowers)
Source: Philipps: Floral Emblems   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Ecology   
Topic: Dwarf Plants on Mountains. [Dobereiner believes that the smallness of plants on mountains is more to do with the thin air than the cold temperature]
Person: DOBEREINER, M.   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 908, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 8
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: The Forest Oak. [The different colours and textures of the trunk of an oak, caused by mosses]
Source: Gilpin: Forest Scenery   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Motion of the Sap in Trees
Person: KNIGHT   DUTROCHET, M.   
Institution: Horticultural Society   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 9
Category: Botany   Literature   Medicine   Bees   
Topic: What is Starwort? [What is the plant called Starwort by Graham in his "British Georgics"? He recommends it as a remedy for sickly bees]
Source: Graham, British Geography   Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 2
Category: Botany   Horticulture   Ecology   
Topic: Effects of Snow and Rain on Vegetation. [Snow protects from the cold and rain is fertilizing]
Person: HASSENFRATZ, M.   
Source: Journal d`Ecole Polytechnique, Cahier 4   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 925
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London, Para 1-9
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [Specimen of Adowro root (cyperus articulatus) used for treating the "endemic fever of the West Indies" exhibited. Specimen of the true rhubarb exhibited. Communication read on ludive or succory (Cichorium Intybus) which is used in Russia to substitute for tea or coffee. Communication read on the "chocolate plant" or "blood-root" (Geum Canadense) of St Edward`s Isle, which is used as a tonic. Account read of the Angustura bark tree (Galipea officinalis). Numbers of fellows elected and honorary members admitted]
Person: STANHOPE, Earl   BURNETT, William   DREVER, Thomas   GIBBS, Robert   LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke   BABINGTON, Dr. Benjamin Guy   WALLICH, Dr. Nathaniel   DON, David   WILLOCK, Henry   READY, Colonel John   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Papers And Exhibits, 11/11/28
Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 925
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London, Para 9-13
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [The first communication taking place at this meeting which is reported in the Athenaeum at any length is on the Mocan Tree (Visnea mocanera). This is followed by a communication on the germination of potatoes in a preserve of zinc. An informal account is given of an unnamed plant from the West Indies by General Stewart. Many presents are announced. A list of fellows elected given. Foreign members announced]
Person: MACGRIGOR, Sir James   HANCOCK, Dr. John   BERTHELOT, Sabino   SHORT, Dr. Michael   CURRIE, Donald   STEWART, General   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Papers, 25/11/28
Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 928, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 8
Category: Botany   Trees   Literature   
Topic: The Cowthorpe Oak. [The huge dimensions of a very old oak which features in Strutt`s book of tree etchings, Sylva Britannica. The tree does not seem much changed in 1828 from its description by Dr. Hunter in his "Notes on Evelyn", one hundred years earlier. A stanza of poetry which seems to fit the atmosphere and history of the tree is quoted anonymously]
Person: HUNTER   EVELYN   STRUTT, [George Jacob]   
Source: Strutt: Sylva Britannica, 25   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 12
Category: Botany   Folklore   Religion   
Topic: Caldron of Ceridwen. [The contents of the caldron of the Celtic goddess who is equivalent to Ceres or Venus are called "the liquor of science and inspiration". The plants are named]
Person: CERIDWEN   CERES   VENUS   
Source: Owen`s Cambr. Biogr.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 3
Category: Botany   Biology   Microbiology   
Topic: All Nature alive. [Robert Brown has circulated a "brochure" privately, claiming that all material things "are composed of animated particles of a spherical form". The Athenaeum says that this is not an astonishing claim; the phenomenon is accounted for by the principles of electricity and a number of observers are already working in this area]
Person: ESSENBECK, Nees von   DUTROCHET, M.   TRINIUS   RASPAIL   BROWN, Robert   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Proliferous Flowers. [Erysimum cheiranthoides and Veronica medea schrad -- variety phyllantha -- described by Courtois]
Person: ESSENBECK, Nees von   COURTOIS   KONING   VAN HALL   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   Occult Sciences   
Topic: Algebraic Botany. [German botanists are creating a system of cabalistic characters for plants, similar to the mystic symbols Mons has introduced into the study of mineralogy]
Person: MONS, M.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   
Topic: Flora Belgica. [Work on flowers, arranged according to the Linnaean system]
Person: COURTOIS   LE JEUNE   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Tendency of Plants to approach the Light
Person: DECANDOLLE   
Source: Memoires de la Soc. d`Arcueil   

Issue: 061, 24/12/28 p. 971
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: General Observations on the utility of Botany in Medicine, and on the best modes to be adopted to discover the medicinal properties of plants
Person: GRATELOUP, M.   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Paper, 9/12/28
Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   Classical Literature   
Topic: Flora Virgiliana. [A number of different attempts compared, to identify the plants mentioned by Virgil. The speculations of Tenore are given in detail]
Person: VIRGIL   SPRENGEL   MARTIN   FEE, M. (of Paris)   TENORE, (of Naples)   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: New Sensitive Plant of Australia. [Parts of the flowers of stylidium move if touched. This must be the plant`s device for the dispersal of pollen]
Source: New South Wales Journal   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-animated Nature. (Vegetable Geography), Para 2
Category: Botany   Trees   Ecology   Climate   
Topic: Plants of the Polar and Temperate Regions

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   Classical Literature   
Topic: Flora Classica. [An anthology in preparation, of botanical references in classical literature]
Person: BILLERBECK, Dr. J.   
Source: Annonc. Scient. de Gotting, p. 479   

Issue: 066, 28/01/29 p. 62
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [Anniversary meeting of the society. Reports show an increase of 245 members, an addition of 100 volumes to the library and 7000 new plants to the society`s collection. Resignation of Sir James McGrigor as president. Election of council and officers. Address of the president, Earl Stanhope. Presentation of medals. Dr John Hancock receives the gold medal for his work on the Angostura bark-tree and the Vandellia diffusa. Professor Fresco Caldi receives the silver medal. Earl Stanhope reaffirms the objects of the society, calling for more research into indigenous plants as a substitute for expensive imported drugs]
Person: MACGRIGOR, Sir James   STANHOPE, Earl   SMITH, Sir James Edward   THUNBERG, John Peter   BOSE (late of Paris)   CHORIS   HANCOCK, Dr. John   CALDI, Prof. Fresco   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   Linnaean Society   Geographical Society, Paris   
Speech, 16/1/29
Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 7
Category: Botany   Physics   Optics   Light   
Topic: Alpine Flowers. [Do the brilliant alpine flowers, in some sense take their colours from the intense blue sky?]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Perception in Plants. [Apparently evasive movements of a cucumber may be ascribed to the universal tendency of plants to turn to the light and do not represent a sensibility]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Agriculture), Para 1
Category: Agriculture   Botany   
Topic: Scots Farmer`s Weed-Fine. [There were once official weed inspectors to ride round Scottish farms and there was a fine of three shillings and fourpence, or a wedder sheep, for every "gule-gowan" (chrysanthemum segetum) found. A lighter fine of one penny is still charged at Cargill, Perthshire]
Source: Sir John Sinclair: Statistical Account of Cargill   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 4
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: Medico-Botanical Society. [New members elected. Earl Stanhope, President, invested with the gold chain of office]
Person: NETHERLANDS, King of   DENMARK, King of   BERMUDEZ, Chevalier de Zea   MAHON, Viscount   POWIS, Earl   STANHOPE, Earl   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 7
Category: Botany   Climate   Pollution   Horticulture   
Topic: Taste and Utility. [The garden at Buckingham palace with orangeries and flower-gardens is designed as if Britain had a warm, southern climate. It also ignores the fact that many plants cannot stand the smoky atmosphere of London]
Person: NASH   NORTH, Lord   
Source: Hints and Observations respecting the Parks and Palaces, Etc   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Green Colour of Vegetables.[...]Hydrogen without light, and a small quantity of oxygen, is sufficient for vegetation
Person: HUMBOLDT   HEDWIG   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   Philosophy   Christian Religion   
Topic: Mosses. [Their useful functions: to protect the roots of other plants in winter, to grow where nothing else can without impoverishing the soil, to convert watery habitats into "firm land" while purifying the water. To study them is to attend to "the infinitely little", one of two extremes between which Pascal says mankind is placed. The other is "the infinitely great" ]
Person: PASCAL   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 143
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: Observations on some of the medicinal plants of the Canaries, by Sabino Berthelot [and] the esculent nature of the root of Stachys palustris, by Joseph Houlton
Person: STANHOPE, Earl   WILLIAMS, Dr. George   BROUSSONET   SAVINON, Dr.   BERTHELOT, Sabino   HOULTON, Joseph   FROST   ACTON, W. T.   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Papers, 24/03/29
Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 168
Category: Botany   Medicine   
Topic: [The Lobelia Inflata, a North American weed, has been found useful against asthma]
Person: CUTLER, Dr.   ANDREW, Dr. (of Glasgow)   ROBINSON   

Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 271, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 2
Category: Botany   Ecology   
Topic: Love of Flowers. [The meaning of flowers and seasons, to express feeling]

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 319, Section: Varieties
Heading: French Botanical Researches in Persia and India, Para 5
Category: Geography   Botany   Austria   Hungary   Transylvania   Moldavia   Little Tartary   Caucasus   Georgia   Armenia   Persia   India   
Topic: [The French expedition across Europe to India, to make a botanical garden at Pondicherry. Belanger`s journey took from 1825 to 1826 and resulted in vast collections of dried and living plants and seeds (also fish, birds, crustaceans and molluscs), extensive planting, written reports and curious archival material]
Person: BELANGER, M.   WALLICH, Dr. Nathaniel   
Institution: Museum of Natural History, Paris   Societe Asiatique   

Issue: 085, 10/06/29 p. 366
Heading: The Primary Parents of the Human Race
Category: Anthropology   Morphology   Botany   Christian Religion   
Topic: [It seems that different human races are varieties of the same species, just as single damask roses and double white roses originate from the same root. If this is the case, that all humans came from only two parents, then why are people scattered all over the earth? If there was more than one original pair, then there must have been many arks and many Noahs]
Person: ST. VINCENT, M. Bory de   ROULIN, M.   
Letter
Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 381, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Chromatology), Para 1
Category: Marine Biology   Zoology   Botany   
Topic: Colour of Hydrophytes. [Vegetation taken from deep seas proves that plants may be intensely coloured without exposure to strong light. The phosphorescent glow of marine animals is also remarked upon, in evocative prose].
Person: HUMBOLDT   BONPLAND   ELLIS   
Signed: ST. VINCENT, M. Bory

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Dendrology), Para 2
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: Cedars of Lebanon in England. [Dimensions of notable old trees]
Person: CARNARVON, Lord   UVEDALE, Dr.   
Source: Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Trees   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 382, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Xulonology), Para 3
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: Fancy Woods. [Accounts of: Zebra-wood, Coromandel-wood, Satin-wood, Sandal-wood, Amboyna-wood, Botany Bay Oak, Ebony, Acker-wood, Canary-wood, Purple-wood, Bird`s-eye maple, Snake-wood, Harewood, Calamander-wood]
Person: BROWNRIGG, Sir Robert [Late Governor of Ceylon]   
Source: Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Trees   

Issue: 088, 01/07/29 p. 412
Heading: Royal College of Physicians
Category: Medicine   Infectious Diseases   Yellow Fever   Botany   
Topic: [Tenth Conversazione. Report on the enquiry into an epidemic of yellow fever in Gibraltar. Extent. Source in a ship from the Havannah. Cordon of Spanish ports. Investigation into whether immunity follows one attack. At the same meeting, an exhibition of medicinal plants]
Person: HALFORD, Sir Henry   MACMICHAEL, Dr.   ILIFF, Mr.   
Institution: Royal College of Physicians   Colonial Department   
Report
Issue: 095, 19/08/29 p. 523, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Germination of Seeds in Mercury, Para 2
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Chemistry   
Topic: [Pinot`s experiment shows that the radicle of various seeds, including that of latyrus odoratus, which have germinated in mercury, will penetrate the metal to the depth of ten lines [ten-twelfths of an inch]]
Person: PINOT, M.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
Paper, 27/07/1829
Issue: 096, 26/08/29 p. 539, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Artificial Imitation of Plants, Para 11
Category: Botany   Art   
Topic: [Collection of artificial plants, made by an officer on the Isle of France, presented to the French Academy of Sciences]
Person: MOLARD, Baron Humbert de   D`ARGENTELLE, M.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 098, 09/09/29 p. 571, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: New Medicinal Drug, Para 5
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: [Discovery of a black root, Kainca chiococca racemosa, known at Bahia as rair prela. It is purgative and diuretic and may be used in cases of dropsy. Caventou and Francois, who introduced it at the Royal Academy maintain, in oppostion to Braude, that it contains no emetin]
Person: CAVENTOU, M.   FRANCOIS, M.   BRAUDES, M.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
, 24/08/1829
Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 715, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: The Camel`s Thorn, Para 7
Category: Geography   Africa   Middle East   Asia   Botany   Agriculture   
Topic: [Arab method of cultivating water-melons by splitting the stem of the camel`s thorn plant and inserting a melon seed which becomes a parasite]
Person: MIGNAN   
Source: Mignan`s Travels in Chaldaea   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 731, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Dahlias, Para 1
Category: Botany   Horticulture   Ecology   
Topic: [Dahlias were introduced into Spain from Mexico, in 1787 and reached Paris in 1802. At first only hothouse flowers, they became more hardy]
Person: THOUIN, M.   
Source: Annales du Museum d`Histoire Naturelle   Quarterly Journal of Agriculture   
Institution: Museum d`Histoire Naturelle   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 731, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: The Laurel, Para 2
Category: Botany   Horticulture   Ecology   
Topic: [The laurel was introduced into Britain in the seventeenth century. At first very delicate, it became more hardy]
Person: COLE   
Source: Quarterly Journal of Agriculture   

Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 779, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Vegetation in Mercury Disproved, Para 5
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Chemistry   
Topic: [A paragraph which answers one in Athenaeum Issue 95, p. 523, headed "Germination of Seeds in Mercury". Both paragraphs are reporting sittings of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Paris. Dutrochet claims to have performed the same experiments as Pinot on whether seeds will germinate in mercury and got different results, as did the investigative committee into the original experiment. Pinot is not named in the second paragraph]
Person: DUTROCHET, M.   MIRBEL, M. de   
Institution: Academie Royale, Paris   
Paper, 16/11/1829
Issue: 118, 30/01/30 p. 62, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Category: Botany   Horticulture   
Topic: [A Horticultural Society is about to be established for Devon and Cornwall]
Source: Exeter Flying Post   
Institution: South Devon and Cornwall Horticultural Society   

Issue: 118, 30/01/30 p. 63, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Heading: Materia Medica of Sierra Leone, Para 7
Category: Medicine   Botany   Pharmacology   
Topic: [A list of successful local remedies used in Sierra Leone is now in the possession of the Medico-Botanical Society]
Person: FROST   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   

Issue: 123, 06/03/30 p. 143
Heading: Structure of Leaves
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: [How the leaves of underwater plants take in oxygen]
Person: BRONGNIART, M. A.   

Issue: 130, 24/04/30 p. 254
Heading: The Weeping Ash
Category: Botany   Agriculture   Horticulture   
Topic: The Duke of Devonshire has just tried the experiment of transplanting a tree of this species
Person: DEVONSHIRE, Duke of   

Issue: 131, 01/05/30 p. 267
Heading: Irish Horticultural Society
Category: Agriculture   Botany   Horticulture   
Topic: This society held their Spring Exhibition last week, in Dublin
Institution: Irish Horticultural Society   

Issue: 131, 01/05/30 p. 268
Heading: Paris Chit-Chat
Category: Law   Periodicals   Communication   Mathematics   Geometry   Astronomy   Botany   Trees   
Topic: A New Censorship. [A miscellaneous column, only one item of which has a heading: 1. Printers in France serve as censors, refusing to print what might turn out to be libellous. 2. A copyright law for periodicals may shortly be introduced. 3. Poisson, who specializes in geometry, is a new foreign member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Berlin. So is Arago who represents France in astronomy. 4. One ninth of France is estimated to be forest]
Person: POISSON, M.   LAPLACE   ARAGO, M.   VOLTA, M.   
Source: Gazette Constitutionelle de l`Allier   Revue Francaise   Revue de Paris   
Institution: Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin   
Column
Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 282-283
Heading: Paris Academy of Sciences. Sitting of the 12th April
Category: Botany   Trees   Chemistry   Icthyology   Animal Physiology   Entomology   Textiles   Steam Power   
Topic: [1. Milk-tree found at Demerara. 2. Germination of the Nepenthe. 3. Properties of a Sal Gemma. 4. Influence of Water on the Respiration of Fishes. 5. The Bombyx of the ancients. 6. Annual volume of the Board of Longitude. 7. The difference of opinion between St. Hilaire and Cuvier on "the theory of analogy"]
Person: DELESSERT   SMITH (of Edinburgh)   HUMBOLDT   ARNOT, M.   WALLICH, Dr. Nathaniel   ARAGO, M.   DUMAS, M.   BOUE, M.   FLEURENS, M.   LATREILLE   SAINTE HILAIRE, Geoffroy   CUVIER   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   East India Company   Botanical Gardens, Calcutta   Board of Longitude   
Letter[s], 12/04/1830
Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 286, Section: Paris Chit-Chat
Heading: The Native Potato, Para 20
Category: Geography   South America   Agriculture   Botany   
Topic: [Extract of a letter sent to Humboldt on the discovery of a plant like the potato on the upper slopes of the volcano of Orizaba]
Person: SCHIEDE   DEPPE   HUMBOLDT   
Letter
Issue: 137, 12/06/30 p. 361-362
Heading: Present State of Medicine in China. Berlin, March 20
Category: Medicine   Botany   Pharmacology   Surgery   China   
Topic: [Letter signed "C." and marked "Smith", on the history and current practice of medicine in China. Information from Rehmaun of St. Petersburg, who gathered it "during his sojourn among the Mongols of that empire"]
Person: REHMAUN, Dr.   NOITZIN   SUANG   FUNSI   JANTZI   BROWN   
Institution: Royal Asiatic Society   
Letter, 20/03/30 Signed: C.; Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 139, 26/06/30 p. 398
Category: Exploration   Geography   North Atlantic Ocean   Iceland   Botany   Physics   Magnetism   Electromagnetism   
Topic: [The Russian government will send Capt. Lutke on a North Atlantic expedition to observe the variations of the magnetic needle]
Person: LUTKE, Capt.   MERTENS, Mr.   
Institution: Imperial Academy of Sciences   

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 427
Heading: On the Natural Resources of Algiers. By G. de Hemso, late Consul-General of Sweden to the Regency of Tunis. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. London, June 1830
Category: Geography   North Africa   Algeria   Mountains   Geology   Mineralogy   Botany   Agriculture   Zoology   Hunting   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Letter to the Athenaeum from Smith containing extensive quotations from his friend De Hemso on Algiers. De Hemso`s account of Algiers is presented as fresh and original, observed at first hand, compared with "the thousand and one histories, descriptions and anecdotes, which temporary interest has heaped upon Algiers" and mostly taken from "Malte-Brun, Bruce, Pananti, and company"]
Person: MALTE-BRUN   BRUCE   PANANTI   
Letter Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 429
Heading: Age of Trees
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   Trees   Ecology   
Topic: [The accuracy of counting rings when working out a tree`s age. The variation in the width of rings depends on climate. Fir-trees growing near the snow-line of the Alps have many rings close together in a thin stem]
Person: LINNAEUS   
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 430
Heading: New Food for Silk Worms, Para 13
Category: Entomology   Botany   Ecology   Animal Husbandry   Animal Produce   
Topic: [According to Clara Girodin, silkworms can feed just as successfully on the leaves of Scorsonera as they can on white mulberry leaves]
Person: GIRODIN, Clara   BOSC   
Institution: Royal Society, Lille   

Issue: 144, 31/07/30 p. 475-476, Section: Foreign Correspondence
Heading: Acerbi`s Tour in Egypt, 1829-1830. (Continued from p. 459)
Category: Geography   North Africa   Egypt   Chemistry   Water   Medicine   Pharmacology   Zoology   Botany   Archaeology   
Topic: [Chemical observations on the alkaline lakes of the valley of Natron. Meeting with a chemist, the son of D`Arcet. Visit to a plant for the refining of carbonate of soda, to be exported to Europe. The author`s collections of animals, plants and shells. The increasing difficulty of buying Egyptian antiquities in Egypt]
Person: D`ARCET   CHAMPOLLION   BASSI   VIRGIL   ENNIUS   
Letter Signed: ACERBI; Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 144, 31/07/30 p. 478
Heading: Interesting Discovery, Para 7
Category: Botany   Trees   Manufactures   Engineering   Ships   Materials Testing   
Topic: [An association at Lyons have discovered many new industrial uses for Linden bark]

Issue: 145, 07/08/30 p. 495
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: [Example of a 700-year-old linden tree in Belgium]
Source: Gazette Litteraire   

Issue: 154, 09/10/30 p. 634-635
Heading: General Assembly of the Naturalists of Germany at Hamburgh
Category: Congresses   Assemblies   Science   Natural History   Medicine   Botany   Pharmacology   
Topic: [The aims of the assembly are to introduce far-flung natural historians to one another. Qualifications for membership: belonging to the medical profession or studying natural history. The effects are that participants forget "all national jealousies in the cause of nature and science". Struwe claimed that Germany and Russia were pre-eminent in astronomy; England and France were least good at it. Wendt spoke on animal magnetism. Other subjects were: the tides, and coffee]
Person: OKEN, Dr.   BARTELS, M.   STRUWE, Prof.   WENDT, Prof.   OERSTED, Prof.   WILLBRANDT, Prof.   PFAFF, Prof.   SIMON, Dr.   STERNBERG, Count   LICHTENSTEIN   JACQUIN, Prof.   LITTROW, M.   JAHN   
Source: Hamburgh Reporter   The Times   Isis   
Institution: General Assembly of the Naturalists of Germany   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 154, 09/10/30 p. 638
Heading: A Scientific Harvest, Para 11
Category: Botany   Classification   Mineralogy   Zoology   Entomology   
Topic: [A quotation from Von Humboldt on Hemprich and Ehrenberg`s travels.] "They collected as if collecting alone had been the object of their pursuits..." [Numbers and types of specimens]
Person: HUMBOLDT   HEMPRICH   EHRENBERG   
Institution: Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Issue: 012, 04/03/28 p. 184
Heading: Notices of English Books
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Title: Observations on the Properties and Effects of the Expressed Oil of the Seed of Croton Tiglium; together with the Botanical History, and a correct coloured Engraving of the Plant
Author: FROST, John   
Attribution: Director of the Medico-Botanical Society of London; Lecturer on Botany at St. Thomas`s Hospital
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   

Issue: 022, 08/04/28 p. 342
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Title: Flora Medica. Numbers 1 to 6
Author: ANON   

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 726
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Title: The Flora Medica for September. [Number 11]

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 306-308
Heading: Journal of an Embassy to Ava
Category: Geography   Burma   Palaeontology   Botany   Social Anthropology   
Title: Journal of an Embassy from the Governor-General of India to the Court of Ava, in the Year 1827. With an Appendix, containing a Description of Fossil Remains, by Professor Buckland and Mr. Clift
Author: CRAWFURD, John   
Attribution: F. R. S.; F. L. S.; F. G. S.

Issue: 084, 03/06/29 p. 343
Heading: Botany
Category: Botany   
Title: An Encyclopaedia of Plants; comprising the Description, Specific Character, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and every other desirable particular respecting all the Plants indigenous, cultivated in, or introduced to Britain; combining all the Advantages of a Linnaean and Jussieuean Species Plantarum, an Historia Plantarum, a Grammar of Botany, and a Dictionary of Botany and Vegetable Culture
Author: LOUDON, J. C.   

Issue: 095, 19/08/29 p. 516
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Title: An Introduction to Systematical and Physiological Botany: illustrated with explanatory Engravings
Author: CASTLE, Thomas   
Attribution: F.L.S.; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons; Author of "Lexicon Pharmaceuticum"; Author of "The Manual of Surgery"

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 575
Heading: Fruits
Category: Botany   Agriculture   Ecology   Geography   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. [Part V.] Volume II.--Part II. Vegetable Substances: Fruits
Institution: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 718-720
Heading: Southern Africa
Category: Geography   Southern Africa   Botany   Agriculture   
Title: Four Years in Southern Africa
Author: ROSE, Lieut. Cowper   
Attribution: Royal Engineers

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 740
Heading: Botany
Category: Botany   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   
Title: Rare or Remarkable Phaenogamous Plants collected in South Kent; with Descriptive Notices and Observations
Author: SMITH, Gerard Edwards   
Attribution: Of St. John`s College, Oxford
Institution: University of Oxford   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 742
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Title: Introduction to Medical Botany
Author: CASTLE, Thomas   
Attribution: F. L. S.; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

Issue: 125, 20/03/30 p. 168
Category: Medicine   Botany   Health   Dietetics   Pharmacology   
Title: A Practical Treatise on General or Partial Debility, Etc.; and on the most effectual means of preventing and curing Organic Diseases, Etc. by Diet, Exercise, and the Round-leaf Cornel, where a tonic remedy is necessary
Author: ROBINSON, S. H.   
Attribution: M. D.
Institution: Royal College of Physicians   

Issue: 125, 20/03/30 p. 168
Category: Medicine   Botany   Respiratory System   Pharmacology   
Title: A Practical Treatise on the Anti-Asthmatic properties of the Bladder-podded Lobelia, Etc.; to which is added an account of the Chyrayita Herb, lately introduced as a remedy for nervous and gouty Indigestion
Author: REECE, Dr. Richard   
Attribution: M. D.
Institution: Royal College of Physicians   

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