"With this addition to scholarship on Culpeper, his reputation as an important early figure in the history of alternative medicine is increasingly secure. Flannery's work also reminds us of the significance of The English Physician as an indicator of the level of medical knowledge in America and its role in encouraging the introduction of medicinally valuable Old World plants into the New World"
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
"Nicholas Culpeper’s name is very well known among the readers of herbal healing literature. His The English Physician
and the more extension The London Dispensatory
are among the best known seventeenth-century publications in this genre and have been republished numerous times. Yet this new small volume edited by Michael Flannery has a unique place in American herbal lore and makes a substantial contribution to the scholarly fields of American colonial medical history, domestic medicine, and the American botanical movement in the nineteenth century."
Pharmacy in History
About the Author
Michael A. Flannery is Associate Professor and Associate Director for Historical Collections at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham. A recipient of the Edward Kremers Award for outstanding scholarship in pharmaceutical history by an American, he is the author of five books, including America’s Botanico-Medical Movements: Vox Populi.