This appendix is meant to give a brief description of the medicines, including foods and beverages, used by Dr. Osborn. A lengthier discourse on these medicines is being prepared for publication.
The following format will be used for each medicine:
Name of drug/plant (arranged alphabetically, according to proper spelling)
(Latin name–for plants/animals)
Alternate spelling(s) Ailment: page in manuscript
(as given by Osborn in his manuscript)
Recipe(s) noted by Osborn that include this medicine.
Description of the medicine/recipe including:
Some of the other common names in use.
Whether it is Native (to Dutchess County), Imported, and/or grown in Gardens.
Other pertinent information, including history of the drug and its uses.
Note: A few medicines have not been identified with one-hundred percent certainty and are so noted.
During the description of these medicines, numerous herbalists, chemists, apothecarians, and physicians are noted. A brief concordance of their works is given in the References section.