Benjamin Smith Barton: naturalist and physician in Jeffersonian America

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Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 1127 pages
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Not an easy biography to read. This is a reference biography with detail discussion of Barton's correspondence. Not for the faint of heart, A tome. Read full review

Contents

Antecedents and Contemporaries
1
Youth
59
Edinburgh Mecca for American Pupils
79
Edinburgh II
95
Philadelphia
137
Progress
161
Confrontation
200
New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America
235
Concerning Geology New Madrid and Mineralogy
639
Elements of Zoology
659
Amphibians Reptiles and Fishes
683
Birds
713
Mammals
743
Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine
779
Bartons Favored Pupils
787
Returning to Europe
813

Becoming a Naturalist
273
Members of the American Philosophical Society
299
British Correspondents
325
Continental and Latin American Correspondents
369
Americas First Textbook of Botany
405
Biogeography Humboldt and Economic Botany
431
Building Bridges Between Medicine and the Natural World
457
Toward a Flora Americana
481
Bartons Proteges
501
Hortus VivusTrie Search for Seeds for Bartons Botanic Garden
553
Hortus Siccus Bartons Efforts to Build a Herbarium
567
Irons in the Fire
603
Home
831
Debts and Due
847
Conclusions
861
Bibliography of Bartons Writings
875
Roster of Bartons Medical Pupils
919
Genealogy
937
References
941
Figures
973
Index of Flora
1069
Index of Fauna
1095
Index of People
1113
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