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NEW AND COMPLETE

AMERICAN
MEDICAL FAMILY HERBAL.

WHEREIN, IS DISPLAYED THE TRUE PROPERTIES AND

MEDICAL VIRTUES OF THE PLANTS, INDIGENOUS

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TOGETHER WITH LEWIS' SECRET REMEDY,

NEWLY DISCOVERED,
WHICH HAS BEEN FOUND INFALLIBLE IN THE CURE OF THAT
DREADFUL DISEASE HYDROPHOBIA;

PRODUCED BY THE BITE OF A MAD DOG.
Being the result of more than thirty years experienced practice of the author,
while a prisoner, towards the close of the last war, among the Creek
Indians ; and his travels through the Southern States, whilst making
botanio dicoracies on the real medical virtues of our indige-
nous plants, wherein he has made known all his new disco
veries, with the method how to use them, in the cure
of most diseases incident to the human body,
Adapted for the benefit of Masters and Mis.
tresses of families, and for the community
at large, of our United, Free and

Independent States of America.

BY SAMUEL HENRY, BOTANIST,
One of the members of the late College of Physicians and Surgeons,

and of the Medical Society of the city and county of New-York.

With an Appendir,
OT NAXY CHOICE MEDICAL SECRETS, NEVER MADE KNOWN TO

THE WORLD BEFORE.

Ero tam felix quam fortuna mea proebet, et faciam Alios, ess sic possim:
I'll be as happy as my fortune will permit, and make others so if I can,

NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED BY SAMUEL HENRY,

No. 6, Peck-slip

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District of New York, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the fifth day of May, in the

thirty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of L.S. America, Samuel Henry, of the said District, has deposited in this

office the title of a Book the right whereof he claims as author

in the words following to wit: "A NEW COMPLETE AMERICAN MEDICAL FAMILY HERBAL, wherein is displayed the true perties and medical virtues of the plants indigenous to the United States of America : Together with Lewis' secret remedy newly discovered, which has been found infallible in the cure of that dreadful disease Hydrophobia, produced by the bite of a mad dog."

“ Being the result of more than thirty years experienced practice of the author, while a prisoner towards the close of the last war, among the Creek lodians; and his travels through the Southern States, whilst making botanic discoveries on the real Medical virtues of our indigenous plants, wherein he has made known all his new discoveries, with the method how to use them, in the cure of most diseases incident to the human body. Adapted for the benefit of Masters and Mistresses of families, and for the community at large, of our United, Free and Independent States of America.”

By Samuel Henry, Botanist-One of the Members of the late College of Physicians and Surgeons, and of the Medical Society of the City and County of New-York-With an appendix of many choice Medical secrets never made known to the world before.

Ero tam felis quam fortuna mca proebet, et facium alios, ess sic possem.

I'll be as happy as my fortune will permit, and make others so, if I can. In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for The encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an Art, entitled “ an Act supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors: and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the beDefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."

THERON RUDD,
Clerk of New York District,

DEDICATION

TO SAMUEL L. MITCHELL, M. D. &c. Dear Professor,

FULLY sensible of your philanthrophy and superior skill in Botany, Natural History, and the Healing Art, I have been induced to dedicate the New American Medical Family Herbal, to your patronage.

Fully satisfied of your good will to mankind, and the pleasure it will afford you to encourage every new discovery in the Healing Art, that may in any way be the means which will further promote the health and happiness of the people of the United States of America, and mankind in general. In this New Herbal, sir, the Author has made known, the real properties and medical irtues of the plants indigenous to the United States, being the result of more than thirty years practical experience of the truç medical virtues and properties of each species of plants : In short, I have made know many new discoveries which were never published before to the world. As this Herbal is written expressly for the benefit of Masters and Misresses of Families, &c. yet I doubt not, but that the learned gentlemen of the faculty, will find many new discovered remedies, for the cure of particular maladies, which had never been made known to thc world before. It will likewise greatly prevent Quackery, and the community at large, from being imposed upon by ignorant and illiterate

pretenders to the Healing Art, who for want of skill in their profession, have done great mischief to the bodies of those who employed them.

The Book is written in a plain familiar stile, and technical terms avoided, so that the language is adapted to every capacity. He expects, generous professor, that he will be excused for the simplicity of style in which he has written it ; his desire and wish is that all who read this Herbal, may understand his prescriptions and be benefited by them: So, dear professor, with all due deference to your superior judgment on the merit of the work, the Herbal is humbly dedicated to your inspection; and if upon your perusal, it meets with your approbation and sånction, it will afford the Author much satisfaction and pleasure.

I have the honour to be with
great consideration, doar professor,
your most obliged and very
humble servant,

THE AUTHOR.

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PREFACE.

THE Author of the work here presented to the public, having read many books on the subject of Botany, as well as several of such as have been styled Herbals, on the virtues of plants, has had occasion to discover not only an almost immemorable quantity of errors and defects, but also a multiplicity of directions for their uses, which on exami . nation and trial, he has proved to be altogether ineffectual in the cure of the coniplaints to which these treatises liave directed their application.

The only book on Botany, worthy of notice and of public usefulness, is the celebrated Doctor Woodvill's Medical Botany, a work of merit lately published, at seventy dollars : but as that work, treats chiefly on the virtues of plants indigenous to Europe, &c. and as a Herbal has been much souglit for, that treats upon the real Medical virtues and plants indigenous to the United States, this work is founded on more than thirty years experience and practice of the Author; not only while he was a prisoner last war, among the Creek Tribe of Indians, but likewise in his travels through all the Southern States, in search of new discoveries ; many of them are wonderful, and will be of great satisfaction to families, and all who reads the work: in short, it will afford them not only pleasure but profit too. The public are acquainted with the wonderful new discovery of a plant, with Doctor Lewis?

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