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By Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson Meyer,Victoria I

"The attraction of this sort of paintings can be extensive, encompassing pros and laymen alike. The booklet is the kind which a customer to Pompeii, or to Italy as a rule, would need to take alongside as a vade mecum [guidebook]."

—Robert I. Curtis, Professor of Classics, collage of Georgia

When workmen excavating the ruins of Pompeii eagerly collected the local medicinal vegetation transforming into there, Wilhelmina Jashemski came across that this was once one other instance of the continuity of existence within the shadow of Vesuvius. a number of the crops used for natural medication round Pompeii this present day are a similar ones that old gurus similar to Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides advised for treating an analogous varieties of disorders.

In this booklet, Jashemski provides an natural of thirty-six medicinal vegetation, so much of them recognized to the ancients and nonetheless hired this present day. She describes each one plant's modern medicinal makes use of and compares them to historic practices as recorded in literary assets. clinical, English, and Italian names and the plant's mythological institutions whole the entries, whereas dependent, full-page photos depict every one plant visually.

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