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Benjamin Smith Barton
American botanist, naturalist, and physician
Benjamin Smith Barton


  • Memoir Concerning the Fascinating Faculty Which Has been Ascribed to the Rattle-Snake (1796)
  • Etymology of Certain English Words and on Their Affinity to Words in the Languages of Different European, Asiatic and American (Indian) Nations and a text on the origin of the first American people, New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America (1797).
  • Collections for An Essay Towards a Materia Medica of the United-States (1798-1804)
  • Elements of botany, or Outlines of the natural history of vegetables (1803)
  • Edited the Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal (1802-05)
  • "Some Account of the Tantalus Ephouskyca, a rare American Bird" in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 12 (1817), pp. 24−27

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