Originally written in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, in , this classic codex was the first herbal and medical text compiled in the New World. The author of this. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Get this from a library! An Aztec herbal: the classic codex of [Martín de la Cruz; William Gates].

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An Introduction to the Principles. Written in the mid-sixteenth century, it is America’s earliest medical book.

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Additional supplements include an aatec to the Mexican botanical system, an analytical coex of the plants, and a new Introduction by anthropologist Bruce Byland of the City University of New York. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. The present volume is a painstaking reproduction of an extremely rare illustrated Aztec herbal in the Vatican Library. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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The Herbal or General History hefbal Plants. Document, Internet resource Document Type: In these pages are centuries-old Aztec remedies for boils, hair loss, cataracts, insomnia, sore throats, hiccups, gout, lesions, wounds, joint diseases, tumors, and scores of other ailments.

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Over black-and-white figures of the plants augment the text, along with 38 full color illustrations made specially for the Gates edition. The E-mail Address es field is required.

Your rating has been recorded. Anthropologists clazsic long known that the Aztecs had a well-developed knowledge of the medicinal uses of plants.