Diccionario de medicación herbaria: (la botica en el jardín)
Publisher: Editorial Nascimento
Place: Santiago, Chile
262+[1 ad] pages with plates and illustrations. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's wrappers. From the library of Professor George M Foster. 4th edition.
This work is a native botanical of medicinal plants, used by indigenous peoples of Latin America, with illustrations, descriptions and various uses of the plant.
George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.
Foster's stamp to front wrapper, light edge wear, some age darkening to spine and wrapper edges else a very good copy.
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