Original Linnaean Dissertations

Respondent: Matvey Ivanovic Aphonin (1739–1810)

Title: ... demonstrans Usum Historiae Naturalis in vita communi, ...

Date of Defense: 17 May 1766

Paginations: [vii], [1], 3-30, [2], 1 plate

Lidén Title: Usus historiae naturalis in vita communi.

Soulsby Title: Usum hist. nat.

Drake Title: Usus Historiae Naturalis in Vita Communi.


Abstract: An essay on the importance of a knowledge of natural history to greater improvement of agriculture and horticulture, with emphasis on those kinds of plants best suited as food for each kind of domestic animal. The plate includes an illustration of Actaea cimicifuga L. (= Cimicifuga foetida L.), a plant then widely used in eastern Russia as an insecticide (especially against bedbugs).

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