Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: John White

  • The divine leaf: physick and the cause for physick

    Lynn Veach Sadler Burlington, NC, United States   The photograph is of John White’s 1585 watercolor of a Secotan mother and child now in the British Library. Columbus is believed to have rebuked his crew for sharing the Indians’ “drinking” of the smoke of tobacco through toboca/tobaga pipes and chewing its dried leaves. He was among…