acio Mercado, a Philippine botanist himself, and professed member of the Augustinian brotherhood.
The same Father Blanco also translated into Tagal the French physician Tissot's work on medicine, enriched with his own life-long observations on Philippine plant-lore.
Along with Blanco's Flora should be named the catalogue of fauna of the Philippines (Manila, 1895-1896), by the Dominican zoologist, Casto de Elera, an expert in that line of biological science,--a work in folio (in three volumes) of two thousand three hundred pages and upwards, termed by Retana not only a monumental work--easily to be believed--but one unique of its character.
The geology of the islands (Madrid, 1840?), treated by Isidro Sainz de Baranda, government inspector of mines, besides being well worth reading, is the earliest study on this topic made on strictly scientific lines.
Two works, sole representatives of their kind, are named by Retana as of singular value to the physician not only, but to ethnologis