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History of Botany in the Rhode Island Area

Stevenson, Dennis Wm. [1].

200 Years of Rhode Island Botany.

Botany has been a fundamental component of human endeavors in the area now called Rhode Island since the arrival of the first human population. In this talk, I will concentrate on the history of botany in the universities in Rhode Island. Thus, the time line begins in 1811 at Brown University when botany was introduced into the curriculum of the medical school as Materia Medica nearly fifty years after the founding of Brown University in 1764. Botany has been and continues to be a component of the biology curricula of extant universities in Rhode Island. Botanists have played a prominent role not just as leaders in their disciplines, which range across the spectrum, but also in the growth and development of, for example, the University of Rhode Island and Providence College.

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1 - New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, 10458, USA

Rhode Island.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY4
Location: Ballroom B/Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: SY4001
Abstract ID:220

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