A foremost botanist, Dr. Quisumbing is pioneer in the study of Philippine medicinal plants where he made tremendous contribution. His book Medicinal Plants in Philippines is the forerunner of all researches on medicinal plants in the country. He was author of more than 129 scientific articles published here and abroad. While Director of the National Museum, Dr. Quisumbing undertook restoration of the Herbarium which was completely destroyed during the war.
Birthdate: 24 November 1895
Died: 23 August 1986
- BS Biology - University of the Philippines Los Baños 1918
- MS Botany - University of the Philippines Los Baños 1921
- PhD Biology - University of Chicago 1923