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Jungle memories [electronic resource] / by Henry H. Rusby.

By: Rusby, Henry Hurd, 1855-1940.
Contributor(s): Parke, Davis & Company.
Publisher: New York ; London : Whittlesey House : McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1933Description: xiii, 388 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Botany -- South America | Botany, Medical | Botany | Plants, Medicinal -- South America | South America -- Description and travelAdditional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "This book is a narrative of the author's expedition across the Andes and through the jungles of South America in search of new medicinal plants. The results of this expedition were 45,000 botanical specimens, 4,000 species being brought back, 20 percent of which were new to science. Among the approximately 6,000 of these specimens deposited in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden was a new drug, cocaine (Erythroxylum coca)." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
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The story of the South American transcontinental scientific expedition of 1885-1887 commissioned by Parke, Davis & company.

"First edition."

"A list of the more important scientific contributions based on the collections made by Dr. Rusby and through him by others": p. 379-380.

"This book is a narrative of the author's expedition across the Andes and through the jungles of South America in search of new medicinal plants. The results of this expedition were 45,000 botanical specimens, 4,000 species being brought back, 20 percent of which were new to science. Among the approximately 6,000 of these specimens deposited in the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden was a new drug, cocaine (Erythroxylum coca)." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns

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