A cure for the ague: the contribution of Robert Talbor (1642-81)

Keeble, T. W.
May 1997
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;May1997, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p285
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the significant contribution made by physician Robert Talbor in the remedy of ague fevers. It throws light on how cinchona bark first reaches Europe and how its use is spread by Talbor as a key medicine in the treatment of agues in Europe. The tree has been named in honor of the Countess of Chinchon by botanist Carolus Linnaeus.


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