Chicago—Ask Harry H. S. Fong, PhD, how
the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) College of Pharmacy decided
which species to include in its new medicinal plant garden, and he responds
without a second thought. "Ouija board," says the professor of pharmacognosy,
grinning. Tucked into an inconspicuous corner of the urban campus, UIC's recently
dedicated garden is a microcosm of its massive Pharmacognosy Field Station,
located about 25 miles west of the campus in suburban Downer's Grove, Ill.
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