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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), centre. The natural source of digitalin, a powerful cardiac stimulant, valuable in the treatment of heart disease. Used in traditional herbal medicine, the British physician William Withering (1741-1799) carried out clinical trials, publishing his results in 1785. On the left is Weasel Snout or Lesser Snapdragon (Antirrhinum orontium). On the right is a wild form of the Great or Garden Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) c1885. Chromolithograph.

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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), centre.  The natural source of digitalin, a powerful cardiac stimulant, valuable in the treatment of heart disease. Used in traditional herbal medicine, the British physician William Withering (1741-1799) carried out clinical trials, publishing his results in 1785.   On the left is Weasel Snout or Lesser Snapdragon (Antirrhinum orontium). On the right is a wild form of the Great or Garden Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) c1885. Chromolithograph.