Lookup NU author(s): Dr Clare Hickman
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Often overlooked by historians, specialist gardeners with an expert understanding of both native and exotic plant material were central to the teaching and research activities of university botanic gardens. In this article various interrelationships in the late Georgian period will be examined: between the gardener, the garden, the botanic collection, the medical school and ways of knowing. Foregrounding gardeners’ narratives will shed light on the ways in which botanic material was gathered and utilized for teaching and research purposes, particularly for medical students, as well as highlighting the importance of the garden as a repository of botanic material for the classroom. In this way, the blurred lines between art and science, skill and scholarly activity, and shared pedagogic practices between botany and anatomy will be revealed.
Author(s): Hickman C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal for the History of Science
Online publication date: 04/10/2019
Acceptance date: 24/09/2019
Date deposited: 07/10/2019
ISSN (print): 0007-0874
ISSN (electronic): 1474-001X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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