Illustration printed in color of roots from plants in the Polygalaceae family. The top root, no. 23, is a Senegae Radix or Senega root. The lower two illustrations, no. 24, are of the Krameriae Radix or Rhatany root.
This manual identifies plants used for medicinal purposes. The focus is on plants that can be acquired through commerce in Britain and are illustrated as they would have been imported and bought, for example the opium is illustrated as a processed capsule wrapped in a poppy leaf instead of the poppy plant itself.
Authored by George Sampson Valentine Wills (1849-1932). Wills was the founder and Director of the Westminster College of Chemistry and Pharmacy in London. The school was established to train druggists for examinations by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the regulating body established in 1841.
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Wills, George S. V. “Plate 5: Medicinal Roots from the Family Polygalaceae.” Ink on paper. A Manual of Vegetable Materia Medica. London, England: Marshall Simpkin, 1886. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/707958869.
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