Hawaiʻi’s Pioneer Botanist: Dr. William Hillebrand, His Life & Letters

Hawaiʻi’s Pioneer Botanist: Dr. William Hillebrand, His Life & Letters

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Dr. William Hillebrand (1849–1886) takes his place as one of the most influential foreigners in the Hawaiian Islands in this fascinating biography. Hillebrand was an accomplished medical doctor, having been chief physician at Queen’s Hospital and personal physician to Kamehameha V. He is also credited with introducing many of Hawaiʻi’s ornamental plant species, and was founder of Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu.

Written by Ursula H. Meier
Date of Publication: 2005
Size: 6 x 9 in.
Pages: 144
Binding: cloth