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The Poisonous Plants of Bombay

K.R. Kirtikar (Author)
Synopsis This volume presents 22 species of common poisonous plants occurring in the erstwhile Presidency of Bombay. The papers contain practical experience of poisonous cases by plants while teaching and working in Grant Medical College, Bombay. It also contains description of various plant parts and usages described in various authentic works by past workers. Definition of poisonous plants has been very well explained by Dr. Kirtikar from medical point of view. These plants used by tribals have also been discussed.
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About the author

K.R. Kirtikar

Lieut-Colonel Kanoba Ranchhoddas Kirtikar was born in 1850 and after a brilliant career at school, he went to England and in 1876 he qualified for medical practice. He was successful at the IMS examination and worked in native Indian regiments. His chief works are his “Poisonous Plants of Bombay Presidency” and along with Major B.D. Basu Indian Medicinal Plants. He was one of the founders of the Bombay Natural History Society and Secretary of its botanical section. He was elected Fellow, 2nd March 1893 and expired due to consumption on the 9th May 1917.

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Title The Poisonous Plants of Bombay
Author K.R. Kirtikar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172333447
length vi+300p., Index; 26cm.