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Book Reviews

A Doctor in the Garden: Australian Flora and the World of Medicine

by Professor John Pearn

This book is a major work of interest and reference to all who love the garden, for bushwalkers, and those who enjoy the living world of nature. It describes the stories behind the names of 350 Australian native plants and trees, and includes hundreds of biographies of those who have contributed to our knowledge of medicine, health and medicinal herbs.

There are over 500 pages, over 1,000 illustrations, with more than 100 in colour. Included is an index of 1,000 entries.

This book is published by Amphion Press, a non-profit publishing unit within the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from sale of this book are channelled back into the Royal Children’s Hospital.

So if you want to do your bit to help the Royal Children's Hospital and enjoy a really good read as well, this book is for you.

Book Reviews