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KUNZE, Richard Ernest, physician, born in Altenburg, Germany, 7 April, 1838. He came to the United States in 1854, and was graduated at the Eclectic medical college of New York in 1868, subsequently becoming a member of the board of trustees of this institution, was president of the New York therapeutical association in 1880, introduced to the medical profession the various cactean drugs, and has added greatly to the previous knowledge of medical botany. He published a series of monographs on "Cactus" (Albany, 1875); "Cereus Grandiflorus and Cereus Bonplandi" (1876): " Cereus Triangularis and Phyllocactus Grandis" (1876); "Cardinal Points in the Study of Medical Botany" (New York, 1881); and " The Germination and Vitality of Seeds" (1881).
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