Hunting for Medicines Hidden in Plants

Illustration by Chloe Zola

New essay on the medicinal potential of plants published in The Wall Street Journal

New technology is helping to unlock the secrets of the natural world, just as the limits of synthetic remedies are becoming clear. Read Dr. Quave's essay on this subject in the Nov. 20th issue of The Wall Street Journal, available in print and online.

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I count myself so very lucky indeed to have such amazing friends to hike, swim, laugh, and explore the world with! This photo with fellow ethnobotanists Maria Fadiman and Susanne Masters was taken near the end of our trip through western part of England and Wales. We went on a lovely sunset walk on a footpath between upper and lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds. The pink skies were heavenly!

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