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on-line herbal illustrations (16th c) (fwd)

Poster: "S. M. Thorson" <smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk>

The following turned up on a professional list the other day; I thought
some of our gardening enthusiasts might be interested.

Stephanie M. Thorson			|  SCA: Lady Alianora Munro
Dept. of Scottish History		|  Clan White Wing
University of St Andrews		|  Tarkhan, Khanate Red Lion

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Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 18:48:45 -0100
From: Reeds <reeds@openix.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list MEDTEXTL <MEDTEXTL@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: on-line herbal illustrations (16th c)

This posting about an electronic facsimile of Leonhart Fuchs's herbal
(1545 edition--pictures and labels, no text) will not help the query about
10th century herbals, but the illustrations are a joy to see in any case. 

And if your appetite for Fuchs's herbal is whetted by Yale's electronic
version, you can look forward to the facsimile of the 1542 first edition
(folio edition, with complete text) and massive commentary volume by
Frederick G. Meyer, Emily Emmart Trueblood, and John Heller currently in
press at Stanford UP (due out, if all goes well Summer 1999). 

Karen Reeds

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 10:26:16 -0500 (EST)
To: Caduceus-L <caduceus-l@list.umaryland.edu>
Subject: Electronic version of a 16th century Fuchs herbal

The Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University,
has a new electronic text, Primi de stirpium, a beautiful small
illustrated botany/herbal by Leonhard Fuchs, published in Basel in 1545. 
The work consists of a dedicatory letter, an alphabetical index of plants,
and 513 pages of illustrations of plants, some of them hand colored.  The
address is http:// www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/fuchs/

The color scanning was undertaken by Richard Siderits, M.D., a pathologist
at the Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., using the Historical
Library's copy of the work.  Scanning was done at very high resolution
resulting in files of over 800K each.  A student assistant in the
Historical Library and a graduate student in History of Medicine,
transcribed the Latin and German headings from the pages and created the
contents page, using an HTML editor for the tables. 

This is the second electronic text prepared in conjunction with Dr. 
Siderits.  For more on the project, see

Toby Appel
Historical Libraian

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