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    Default American Civil War Plant Medicines Inhibit Growth, Biofilm Formation

    Micah Dettweiler, James T. Lyles, Kate Nelson, Brandon Dale, Ryan M. Reddinger, Daniel V. Zurawski & Cassandra L. Quave

    May22 2019

    A shortage of conventional medicine during the American Civil War (1861Ė1865) spurred Confederate physicians to use preparations of native plants as medicines. In 1863, botanist Francis Porcher compiled a book of medicinal plants native to the southern United States, including plants used in Native American traditional medicine. In this study, we consulted Porcherís book and collected samples from three species that were indicated for the formulation of antiseptics:

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