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De Materia Medica, by Pedanius Dioscorides

first superstition-free book on botany & pharmacology

While employed as a physician for the Roman army, Pedanius Dioscorides wrote the first superstition-free book on botany and pharmacology, De Materia Medica, around 78 AD.

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