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Homage to Rhubarb

David Allen, 8 October 1992

Rhubarb: The Wondrous Drug 
by Clifford Foust.
Princeton, 317 pp., £27.50, April 1992, 0 691 08747 4
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... only vegetatively and so totally dependent on human beings for their spread. Professor Foust is a worthy successor to these men. A specialist in the out-of-the-way topic of 18th-century Russo-Chinese trade, he became intrigued by the salient part played in this by rhubarb. The trail took him deep into unfamiliar botanical and medical ...

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