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    • 1946

    Currently banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to potential health concerns, this pamphlet outlines how Cyclan, or calcium cyclamate, can be used as an artificial sweetener in place of sugar as a…

    • 1936-Jul-02

    Lee de Forest discusses testing Beckman's film-coating process with antimony. A sample of antimony paper is included.

    • 1927

    Sample book for Naphtol AS dyes, used for "embroidery purposes, for effects in silk, woollen and cotton clothes, for curtains, underwear made of artificial silk, etc." Contains dyeing instructions and 70 mounted dyed…

    • 1921

    Part I of a sample book from Farbenfabriken vorm. Friedrich Bayer & Co.—the first incarnation of the modern pharmaceutical company Bayer AG established to manufacture and sell synthetic dyestuffs—containing mounted dyed…

    • 1921

    Part II of a sample book from Farbenfabriken vorm. Friedrich Bayer & Co.—the first incarnation of the modern pharmaceutical company Bayer AG established to manufacture and sell synthetic dyestuffs—containing mounted…

    • 1920

    Sample book for Palatine fast dyes, a trade name for metal-complex dyes where chromium is incorporated into the dyestuffs molecule by the manufacturer. The process for Palatine fast dyes was achieved around 1915 by I.G.…

    • 1918

    Specifications, including mix percentages and instructions, for paints and varnish for the United States War Department. Contains paint samples and standard colors for army equipment such as camouflage, deck and floor…

    • Impression sur laine
    • Prints on Wool
    • 1912

    Sample book with printing instructions and 244 dyed and printed wool fabric samples.

    • 1909

    Plate IV depicting the effect of antitoxin on the local diphtheritic process with description underneath the plate as follows:

    The figures on the left show the gradual increase of the false membrane from the first to…

    • 1909

    Plate II illustrating in color the effects of phenol gangrene on the finger with description underneath the plate as follows:

    Appearance of a finger four weeks after the application for twenty-four hours of a dilute…

    • 1900

    Sample book for sulfur dyes on cotton yarn. Contains dyeing instructions and mounted thread samples on folded cards.

    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a branch of Magnolia Acuminata, including leaves and blooming flower. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that the illustration was drawn to scale. Per…

    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a Magnolia Glauca flower and leaves.
    The parts used medicinally are the bark. "This is a common shrub in swampy situations near the coast, from New Jersey southward."

    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a branch of Magnolia Macrophylla, including leaves and blooming flower. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that the illustration was drawn to scale. Per…

    • Indian Tobacco
    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a branch of Lobelia Inflata, commonly known as "Indian tobacco," including leaves and blooming flowers. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that the…

    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Printed illustration of the stem and leaf of the Lobelia inflata plant under different levels of magnification.

    • Carpenter's Square
    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a branch of Scrophularia Nodosa, commonly known as "Carpenter's Square," including leaves and blooming flowers. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that…

    • A quarterly devoted to the historical and scientific discussion of the botany, pharmacy, chemistry and the therapeutics of the medicinal plants of North America, their constituents, products and sophistications
    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Select plates digitized including drawings of plant specimens, maps illustrating locale of plant specimens as well as magnified illustrations of plant parts.

    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Printed illustration of a section of bark from the magnolia glauca with accompanying explanation providing a key to the layers of the bark. The illustration is magnified 150 diameters.

    • Blue Lobelia
    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a flowering spike of Lobelia Syphilitica, commonly known as "Blue Lobelia," including leaves and blooming flowers. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating…

    • Tulip tree
    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a branch of Liriodenron Tulipifera, commonly known as “tulip tree,” including a leaf and blooming flower. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that the…

    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of flowers, leaves, and stems of Erecthites Hieracifolia. Common name: fireweed.

    • Pawpaw
    • 1884-Apr – 1887-Jun

    Botanical illustration of a branch of Asimina Triloba, commonly known as "pawpaw," including leaves and blooming flower. “Natural size” is noted after the scientific name of the plant, indicating that the illustration…