Michael Moore (Author of Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West)Michael Moore (January 9, 1941 – February 20, 2009) was a medicinal herbalist, author of several reference works on botanical medicine, and founder of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine (SWSBM). Before he was an herbalist Michael Moore was a musician and a composer.  He operated the SWSBM as a residency program for 28 years, first in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later in Bisbee, Arizona For decades, Moore influenced, impacted, taught, reached one way or another more practicing herbalists than any other living herbalist in the United States. His books put the previously unknown materia medica of the southwest into mainstream botanical medicine.
While Moore believed herbs and plants provided a natural way of treating many minor afflictions, he accepted that medical drugs should be used for serious illness.
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Michael Moore (herbalist)
Used with permission. This is the. You'll find the. What we would now call "a Networker", he was a vocal advocate of women physicians, and edited Ellingwood's Therapeutist for many years. His brand of Eclectic Medicine, like a Chicago-Style pizza, differed a bit from the Cincinnati style "smothered, covered and chopped" - a regional joke as mentored by Scudder, Lloyd, Fyfe and Felter. This is a serious medical text from the early 20th century, it was intended for practicing physicians and surgeons, and can be hair-raising at times.
Before he was an herbalist Michael Moore was a musician and a composer, father and husband. For decades, Moore influenced, impacted, taught, and reached one way or another more practicing herbalists than any other living herbalist in the United States. His books put the previously unknown materia medica of the southwest into mainstream botanical field. While Moore believed herbs and plants provided a natural way of treating many afflictions, allopathic medications were to be used when required. Michael Moore's web site is a major resource of historical material from the eclectics and physiomedicalists , of hundreds of plant images and data as well as SWSBM teaching materials.
When I first started learning about herbalism three decades ago, it was slim pickings in the educational arena. I could only find a few herbal books at my local bookstore.
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