If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero
In honor of Earth Day, the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will display several rare herbal books from its collection. Stop by the Nixon Library on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 to view these illustrated treasures.
This display will include:
- American Medical Botany, one of the first books published in the United States to contain colored plant illustrations
- William Withering’s 1785 An Account of the Foxglove
- An 1824 edition of Culpeper’s Complete Herbal
- A reprint of the 1633 edition of Gerard’s General History of Plants
For more information on the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-567-2406.
Blackberry Image Courtesy of American Medical Botany, Volume II ©1818.