New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1927. 8vo. vi, [ii], 414 pp. With frontispiece and 7 plates. Blue library cloth with patterned end-papers. Item #11871
Later edition of this novel which helped to spark the rumour that the herb Goldenseal masks the presence of illicit drugs in urine (for the purpose of drug screening). Lloyd (1849-1936) was a pharmacist and pioneer in the early use of plant extracts as medicine. Not only the author of several works of best-selling fiction, he also wrote extensively on plant medicine and drug chemistry. BMC, XV, 379 (1st ed.).