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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (4): 365–404.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Isabelle Charmantier The Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) is reputed to have transformed botanical practice by shunning the process of illustrating plants and relying on the primacy of literary descriptions of plant specimens. Botanists and historians have long debated Linnaeus's...