In this presentation, Dr. George Santos not only highlights these plants but offers some surprising facts about them. He describes the plants used to treat Benjamin Franklin’s gout and the wounds of the ancient Greek hero Achilles. Dr. Santos also explains why certain plants have “St. John” in their name. And he discusses how one medicinal plant — the first in recorded human history—has connections to both The Wizard of Oz and Sherlock Holmes. You can learn more about the HORTUS MEDICUS and its plants in this hour-long video.