Cannabis sativa- Leonard Fuchs

Woodcut: Cannabis sativa, Leonard Fuchs, De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, Basel, 1543

"Leonard Fuchs, professor of medicine in more than one German university, who has secured a verdant immortality in the well-known Fuchsia. Besides many works on his own art, esteemed in their own time, he published at Basle in 1542 his Commentaries on the History of Plants, containing above 500 figures, a botanical treatise frequently reprinted and translated into most European languages. "Considered as a naturalist, and especially as a botanist, Fuchs holds a distinguished place; and he has thrown a strong light on that science. His chief object is to describe exactly the plants used in medicine; and hi prints, though mere outlines, are generally faithful. He shows that the plants and vegetable products mentioned by Theophrastus, Dioscorides, Hippocrates, and Galen, [and] had hitherto been ill known.

- p. 460, Hallam's Works: Volume 5 (1880)

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