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Paper by Douglas describing four different kinds of ipecacuanha, also referred to as vomiting root. Douglas describes the composition, appearance, and origins of each type. The black and white types come from Brazil, the brown type from Cartagena in New Granada [now Colombia], and the grey type from Peru.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A short account of the different kinds of ipecacuanha'.

Read to the Royal Society on 14 November 1728.

Reference number
CLP/10ii/10
Earliest possible date
1728
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Ink on paper
Page extent
32 pages
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Manuscript

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James Douglas

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James Douglas, Paper, 'A short account of the different kinds of ipecacuanha by Dr [James] Douglass [Douglas], 1728, CLP/10ii/10, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_10ii_10/paper-a-short-account-of-the-different-kinds-of-ipecacuanha-by-dr-james-douglass-douglas, accessed on 25 June 2024

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