Volume s1-13, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The two authors of this monumental work have contributed a volume of real value and absorbing interest to our accumulating knowledge. It is evident that a tremendous amount of time, energy, scientific acumen and careful research has been expended in collecting, classifying and investigating large numbers of plants which have either medicinal or poisonous properties, or both, in the vast regions of southern Africa. It has not been the reviewer's object to criticize individual descriptions for the excellent reason that he has no definite knowledge on the overwhelming majority of these strange plants over and beyond what is contained in the paragraphs. Most of them are of doubtful value except from the botanical standpoint, or when known to contain some active principle that native medicine or magic has discovered by empirical methods.


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