Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-1958

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

B.D. Weinryb


The history of Citrus Fruits1 presents an intriguing subject to its student, having symbolyzed at various places and times Love, Orgies, Political Intrigue, Gods and Religious Lore. Citrus holds an honored place in the graphic and literal arts of many peoples. It has been used, among other things, as a poison, a cleansing agent, a perfume, a condiment, a panacea for all physical illness including snake bite and the Plague, a prized food for kings over the centuries, and only recently it has come to be recognized as a necessary and readily accessible food for the masses.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. SB369.5.M533 G376 1958

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