Friday, September 30, 2016

Medical Comments on the Specimens of Joseph Lord

Kara deGroote, a student in the MayX course at Furman University, has compiled a medical commentary on the specimens of Joseph Lord. Joseph Lord was sent to Dorchester, South Carolina, in the early 1700s as the leader of a new colony (you can read more about him here.)

Joseph Lord sent his botanical specimens back to England to Joseph Pettiver. Since Pettiver was an apothecary, it is not surprising that Lord’s specimens emphasized plants that had, or were believed to have had, medical uses.

deGroote’s commentary is a CITE Collection on GitHub.