Dissertatio Botanico-Medica de Aloe
Category: Preserve for the Future
Location: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History
Dissertatio botanico-medica de aloë ..., 1785
Aloes form a genus of more than 500 species in the Asphodel family. Native to southern Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and several islands in the Indian Ocean, they have traditionally been used in herbal medicines, which is the focus of this university dissertation written by Professor Carl Peter Thunberg. In 18th- and 19th-century Europe, professors wrote the dissertations; the student’s job was to explicate and defend it and pay for its publication. SIL holds dozens of these botanical and zoological papers by the great systematist Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) at the University of Uppsala and his student and successor Thunberg.
This pamphlet is housed in a brittle pamphlet folder. Conservators will remove the pamphlet from the folder and disbind it. The paper will be washed in de-ionized water to remove acid deposits. A new housing will be created for the pamphlet.
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