An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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KAEMPFER, Engelbert

2 entries
  • 6374.11

Amoentitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi V.

Lemgo, Germany: Meyer, 1712.

Kaempfer’s illustrated accounts of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion are among the best of the 17th century. They appeared for the first time in the above work and were translated into English in his The History of Japan, 2 vols., London, 1727. Other fascicules of this work concern Japanese plants. Digital facsimile of the 1712 edition from ETH Zurich at this link.
Translated into English by Willem Floor and Colette Ouahes as Exotic attractions in Persia, 1684-1688: Travels & observations. Washington, DC: Mage Publishers, 2018.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), BOTANY, BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, Japanese Medicine, Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientsts
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Icones selectæ plantarum, quas in Japonia collegit et delineavit; Engelbertus Kaempfer; ex archetypis in Museo Britannico asservatis. Edited by Sir Joseph Banks.

London, 1791.

Sir Joseph Banks was responsible for publishing most of Kaempfer's studies of Japanese plants, which had remained unpublished for more than 70 years. This work introduced many Japanese plants to Western botanists.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.