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The Doctor's Garden: Medicine, Science, and Horticulture in Britain

Clare Hickman


As Britain grew into an ever-expanding empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, new and exotic botanical specimens began to arrive within the nation's public and private spaces. Gardens became sites not just of leisure, sport, and aesthetic enjoyment, but also of scientific inquiry and knowledge dissemination. Medical practitioners used their botanical training to capitalize on the growing fashion for botanical collecting and agricultural experimentation in institutional, semipublic, and private gardens across Britain. This book highlights the role of these medical pra ... More

Keywords: botanical specimens, gardens, botanical collecting, agricultural experimentation, medical practitioners, late Georgian period, scientific exploration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300236101
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300236101.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Hickman, author
Newcastle University