The doctor's garden : medicine, science, and horticulture in Britain / Clare Hickman.

By: Hickman, Clare (Welcome Research Fellow in Medical History & Humanities) [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]Copyright date: ©2021Description: xiv, 238 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmISBN: 0300236107; 9780300236101Other title: Medicine, science, and horticulture in BritainSubject(s): 1700-1899 | Medicinal plants -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Medicinal plants -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Gardens, Georgian -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Gardens, Georgian -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Botany, Medical -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Botany, Medical -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Horticulture -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Horticulture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryLOC classification: SB294.G7 | H53 2021
Contents:
Quick Guide to the Key Medical Practitioners and Their Gardens -- Introduction. Illuminating the Doctor's Garden -- Educating the Senses : The Botanic Garden as a Teaching and Research Center -- Creating a Perpetual Spring : Tracing Private Botanic Collectors and Their Networks -- For "Curiosity and Instruction" : Visiting the Botanic Garden -- "Hints or Directions" : Reading the Doctor's Garden -- For Dulce and Utile : The Garden as Both Ornament and Farm -- This "Terrestrial Elysium" : Sociability and the Garden -- Epilogue. The Stories We Tell : Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice.
Summary: "A richly illustrated exploration of how late Georgian gardens associated with medical practitioners advanced science, education, and agricultural experimentation. 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 practitioners in the changing use of gardens in the late Georgian period, marked by a fluidity among the ideas of farm, laboratory, museum, and garden. Placing these activities within a wider framework of fashionable, scientific, and economic interests of the time, historian Clare Hickman argues that gardens shifted from predominately static places of enjoyment to key gathering places for improvement, knowledge sharing, and scientific exploration."--
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: May 2022 | Medicinal Plants
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index.

Quick Guide to the Key Medical Practitioners and Their Gardens -- Introduction. Illuminating the Doctor's Garden -- Educating the Senses : The Botanic Garden as a Teaching and Research Center -- Creating a Perpetual Spring : Tracing Private Botanic Collectors and Their Networks -- For "Curiosity and Instruction" : Visiting the Botanic Garden -- "Hints or Directions" : Reading the Doctor's Garden -- For Dulce and Utile : The Garden as Both Ornament and Farm -- This "Terrestrial Elysium" : Sociability and the Garden -- Epilogue. The Stories We Tell : Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice.

"A richly illustrated exploration of how late Georgian gardens associated with medical practitioners advanced science, education, and agricultural experimentation. 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 practitioners in the changing use of gardens in the late Georgian period, marked by a fluidity among the ideas of farm, laboratory, museum, and garden. Placing these activities within a wider framework of fashionable, scientific, and economic interests of the time, historian Clare Hickman argues that gardens shifted from predominately static places of enjoyment to key gathering places for improvement, knowledge sharing, and scientific exploration."--

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