Traditional Knowledge and Medicine Historical and Classical Works

University of California Online Archive of American Folk Medicine Methods of treatment, supporting citations
English Physician (1652) Nicholas Culpeper - descriptions of herbs, their uses and preparations
Report on the Indigenous Medical Botany of Massachusetts (mid-1800's) Medicinal uses
Botanic Pharmacopoeia (1886) Materia Medica, doses, preparations
Compend of the New Materia Medica Together with Additional Descriptions of some Old Remedies (1896) Latin and common names, medicinal properties, uses
Physio-Medical Therapeutics, Materia Medica and Pharmacy (1897, 1932) Latin and common names, uses
Practitioner's Handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1907) Families, species, properties, uses
History of the Vegetable Drugs of the Pharmacopeia of the United States (1911) Chronicles every vegetable drug of the Pharmacopeia of the United States, 1900 Revision, from each drug's origins to the people or individuals who introduced them to medicine and pharmacy
Medicinal Plants of North America (1914) Case studies
Dispensatory of the United States of America (1918) Last era in pharmacy when plant drugs were widely prepared. Dispensatories were the major reference works used by pharmacists to prepare these products
Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (1922) Latin and common names, constituents, preparations, uses
Plants Used as Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes (1940) Latin and common names, medicinal properties, uses, discussions
Navajo Indian Medical Ethnobotany (1941) Genera, uses, bibliography
Medicinal Plants of Jamaica, Parts I and II (1955) Latin and common names, uses, historical facts, references
Henriette's Classic Herbal Texts Full text monographs dating back to the 1800s
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Classic texts, medicinal plant images
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World (1919) Compilation of existing knowledge on the edible food plants of the world as known in the latter part of the 19th century.