New York. 1813. 75pp. Original printed wrappers. Rear wrapper lacking. Front wrapper chipped. Foxing throughout. Good. Item #WRCAM54387
First edition of this dissertation on the medicinal virtues of the thoroughwort or Indiansage plant. Anderson sought to contribute to the materia medica from indigenous American plants and includes accounts of twenty-six experiments conducted on various decoctions. "A report with case histories of the author's experiments with vegetable antimony (ague-weed, Indian sage) to show that this common plant is as effective as Peruvian Bark in the treatment of yellow fever, malaria and other diseases usually treated with quinine. The dissertation was presented to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York" - Nebenzahl. Rare, with only three physical copies in OCLC, each under a different record number. AUSTIN 41. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 27728. MEISEL III, p.72. NEBENZAHL 13:15.