Reference numberCLP/10ii/23
TitlePaper, 'An account of the Peruvian or Jesuits bark' by John Gray
DescriptionThis paper is extracted from papers given to Gray by William Arrot, a Scottish surgeon, who had gathered the plant at the place where it grows in Peru. The paper describes the appearance and growth of the tree from which the Jesuit's bark is cut, as well as different varieties of Jesuit's bark, including Cascarilla colorada, amarylla, crespilla, and blanca. Gray describes the harvesting process and uses for the bark, including reducing fevers.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the Peruvian or Jesuits bark, by Mr. John Gray, F. R. S. now at Cartagena in the Spanish West-Indies [Caribbean]; extracted from some papers given him by Mr. William Arrot, a Scotch Surgeon, who had gather'd it at the place where it grows in Peru. Communicated by Phil. Miller, F. R. S. &c'.

Communicated by Phil [Philip] Miller. Read to the Royal Society on 28 October 1736.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1737.0018
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 40, no 446, p 81
Related records in the catalogueRBO/20/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1108Gray; John (- 1769); mathematician - 1769
NA7949Miller; Philip (1691 - 1771)1691 - 1771
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