King's American Dispensatory
is a book first published in 1854
that covers the uses of herbs used in American medical practice, especially by those involved in Eclectic medicine
which was the botanical school of medicine in the 1800s-1900s. In 1880 John Uri Lloyd
, without a doubt, the most famous and accomplished eclectic pharmacist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, promised his friend, Professor King, to revise the pharmaceutical and chemical sections of the American Dispensatory. Eighteen years later an entirely rewritten eighteenth edition (third revision) was published in 1898. It was co-authored by eclectic physician Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D.
A reprint of the 1898
edition can be found on Henriette Kress
' encyclopedic herbal website (see link below) along with other herbal compendiums of the era.