Doctors in the medicinal garden


By Dr Henry Oakeley

Doctors in the Medicinal Garden explores the history, cultivation and uses of 60 plants found in the garden at the Royal College of Physicians, which are named after doctors and apothecaries. These plants tell the fascinating tales of diverse men who dedicated themselves to advancing the cutting edges of science, botany and horticulture. This engaging historial tour of the garden takes in: a Jesuit missionary who ran a pharmacy; doctors of divinity; a failed medical student; a botanist with strong medical links; and two kings with medical interests.

Beautifully illustrated with over 150 images, and written by Dr Henry Oakeley, the Garden fellow at the RCP, this book is an absorbing reference for those interested in science, gardening or history in general, as well as a useful resource for those who enjoy getting their hands dirty!

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