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Plants Used Against Cancer: A Survey (Bioactive Plants, Vol II)

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Plants Used Against Cancer: A Survey (Bioactive Plants, Vol II)

by Hartwell, Jonathan L.; Duke, Jim [Foreword]

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USA: Quarterman Publications Inc., 1982. Book. Illus. by Duke, Peggy. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "Dr. Hartwell compiles an amazing number of anecdotal and folk remedies for many afflictions, some strictly and some loosely defined as 'cancerous' in nature. Covering nearly one thousand references and more than 3,000 species, this reprint is an efficient source book, one that will be of great use to many scientists of many disciplines." - Foreword. "A facsimile compilation of the serialization entitled 'Plants Used Against Cancer, A Survey', by Jonathan L. Hartwell which appeared in Lloydia in eleven installments between 1967 and 1971. The original text has been reproduced chronologically with the pages renumbered consecutively. A Foreword has been added to this edition." - copyright page. "Warning: Neither the author nor the publisher [nor the bookseller] makes any medical claims for any herb. This information is compiled from the published literature. Some plants contain deadly poisons and some mentioned herein are extremely dangerous." - dust jacket. pp. vii, [1], 710. Index of Genera. "Jonathan Hartwell [1906-1991] was actively involved in cancer research for over forty years. In 1938 he joined the National Cancer Institute, from which he retired in 1975 as head of the Natural Products section, [which he founded]." - dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear to publisher's gray cloth. Tight and square. Openings to back panel of dust jacket which is now preserved in mylar. An excellent copy of this, Hartwell's magnum opus..


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Plants Used Against Cancer: A Survey (Bioactive Plants, Vol II)
Hartwell, Jonathan L.; Duke, Jim [Foreword]
Duke, Peggy
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First Edition Thus
Quarterman Publications Inc.
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Medicinal Plants - Cancer, Cancer - Alternate Therapies, Oncology, Jonathan L. Hartwell, Mayapple, Podophyllum Peltatum L., Mayapple Root, Podophyllotoxin, Sarcoma 37, VM 26, VP 16-213, NCI, National Cancer Institute, Cancer - Natural Therapies,
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8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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