Medicine and Surgery

AINSLIE Whitelaw. 6311

AINSLIE Whitelaw.	6311 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Whitelaw Ainslie’ to Messrs Rodwell and Martin in New Bond Street asking them to give the bearer “Five Copies of The Tuscan Orphan”. 1 page 7½ x 4½ remains of guard minor defects only. Bath 14 February 1823. Sir Whitelaw Ainslie (1767-1837) surgeon with the East India Company. Ainslie's major work was published in 1813 as the Materia medica of Hindustan and was expanded to the two-volume Materia Indica in 1826. This was the first book-length study of Indian medicines to be published by a British writer. Clemenza or The Tuscan Orphan a tragic drama in five acts by Whitelaw Ainslie was published in Bath in 1822 and in London by Rodwell and Martin in 1823.

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ALDINI‚ Giovanni. 13413

ALDINI‚ Giovanni.	13413	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Giovanni Aldini’‚ to an academic colleague‚ the President of the Institute at Venice‚ discussing the progress of Aldini’s official petition or protest‚ mentioning various dates‚ the slowness of proceedings and much else. In Italian‚ in need of translation. 21 lines on 1 page 11 x 8 inches‚ with the address panel overleaf‚ in good condition. Milan‚ 19 October 1822. Rare. Among the inspirations for Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' were the experiments carried out in public by the physicist Giovanni Aldini at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1803. Giovanni Aldini (1762 – 1834)‚ Italian physicist‚ became professor of physics at Bologna in 1798‚ in succession to his teacher Sebastiano Canterzani (1734–1819). His scientific work was chiefly concerned with galvanism‚ anatomy and its medical applications‚ with the construction and illumination of lighthouses‚ and with experiments for preserving human life and material objects from destruction by fire. It is said he was an inspiration for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Though a showman in many respects‚ Aldini was among the first to treat mentally ill patients with shocks to the brain‚ reporting complete electrical cures for a number of mental illnesses. These experiments were described in details in Aldini's book published in London in 1803 "An account of the late improvements in galvanism‚ with a series of curious and interesting experiments performed before the commissioners of the French National Institute‚ and repeated lately in the anatomical theaters of London‚ by John Aldini." It was an influential book on galvanism‚ that presented for the first time a series of experiments in which the principles of Volta and Galvani were used together. He also engaged in public demonstrations of the technique‚ such as on the executed criminal George Forster at Newgate in London.

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BALLINGALL‚ Sir George. 15708

BALLINGALL‚ Sir George.	15708 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to David Robertson‚ about the transfer of stock and his forthcoming journey to Edinburgh. A good one page example‚ 9 x 7 inches. Altamont‚ Perthshire‚ 30 October 1847. Sir George Ballingall (1780-1855)‚ Scottish physician and surgeon. He was appointed assistant-surgeon of the 2nd battalion 1st Royals in 1806‚ with which he served some years in India; in November 1815 he became surgeon of the 33rd foot‚ and retired on half-pay in 1818. He was regius professor of military surgery at Edinburgh University. Author of Outlines of Military Surgery‚ Observations on the Site and Construction of Hospitals‚ Observations on the Diseases of European Troops in India.

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BISHOP‚ John. 10661

BISHOP‚ John.	10661	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Winkworth at the Gresham Club‚ hoping his professional commitments will allow him to accept the invitation‚ when “I shall have great pleasure in sitting at your elbow on the occasion”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ with the original envelope. Royal Society‚ 16 July 1850. John Bishop F.R.S. (1797-1873)‚ surgeon‚ author of The Physiology of the Human Voice‚ and many related papers.

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BISSET‚ Charles. 16414

BISSET‚ Charles.	16414 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Doctor Lettsom‚ Physician‚ discussing the effect of medicated lime water and “the medicines you prescribed” on a patient‚ the effects of the change in the weather‚ further treatments‚ new symptoms and much else. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ a few heavy stains‚ light dust soiling‚ otherwise good‚ with the address leaf. Knayton near Thirsk‚ 20 June 1783. Charles Bisset M.D.‚ physician and military engineer‚ served on board Admiral Vernon’s fleet in the 1740’s. From 1746-38 he served in France as a siege engineer‚ and in 1751 published his Theory and Construction of Fortifications. His medical publications included a Treatise on Scurvy (1755). Some of his correspondence with Dr. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was published in Pettigrew’s Memoirs and Correspondence of Dr.Lettsom.

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BLAIR‚ William. 3916

BLAIR‚ William.	3916	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Lowry‚ chiding him for sending along for consulations the relatives of one Sanderson‚ “who come with as much freedom as if they brought a fee in their hand!” 3 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ address panel‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. Great Russell Court‚ 18 July 1808. A rebuke by William Blair (1766-1822)‚ surgeon‚ medical writer (including pamphlets on vaccination‚ the management of penitentiaries‚ a book on venereal disease)‚ collector of rare Bibles‚ cipher inventor. “If you wish me to attend the children‚ grand-children‚ cousins‚ & domestics of remote relatives‚ presting to be sent by Mr.Sanderson’s family‚ I shall request in future that each of them bring a line from you‚ as an introduction‚ & then‚ I shal in return tell you how much benevolence & health you are indebted to me!”

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BLIZARD‚ Sir William. 6722

BLIZARD‚ Sir William.	6722 Autograph Note Signed‚ stating that “this Pupil of the London Hospital has a Claim from various foundations...” 1 page 7½ x 6½ inches‚ scrawled‚ laid down on part of an old album leaf. Undated. Sir William Blizard (1744-1835)‚ surgeon. As a young man Blizard involved himself in radical politics and became a supporter of John Wilkes. He founded the Samaritan Society in 1791‚ he knew Jonas Hanway‚ having worked with him in the Marine Society‚ and had interests in prison reform‚ and in ensuring the respectful treatment of dead bodies. Among Blizard's writings were Suggestions for the Improvement of Hospitals and other Charitable Institutions (1796) and papers in the London Medical Journal‚ between 1789 and 1790.

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BLIZARD‚ Sir William. 8549

BLIZARD‚ Sir William.	8549 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm Blizard’‚ to Dr. Marcot‚ discussing the placing of some boys in a Charity School or Workhouse‚ with mention of the Marine Society and its meetings. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ integral address leaf. 17 January 1809. Sir William Blizard (1744-1835)‚ surgeon. As a young man Blizard involved himself in radical politics and became a supporter of John Wilkes. He founded the Samaritan Society in 1791‚ he knew Jonas Hanway‚ having worked with him in the Marine Society‚ and had interests in prison reform‚ and in ensuring the respectful treatment of dead bodies. Among Blizard's writings were Suggestions for the Improvement of Hospitals and other Charitable Institutions (1796) and papers in the London Medical Journal‚ between 1789 and 1790.

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BOWMAN‚ William. 17176

BOWMAN‚ William.	17176	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Revd. J.R.Blakiston‚ about the election of Farrar to the Royal Society‚ adding condolences on the death of Blakiston’s “fine noblehearted brother”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 5 Clifford Street‚ 10 February 1866. Sir William Bowman‚ first baronet (1816–1892)‚ ophthalmic surgeon and anatomist. Bowman became the leading ophthalmic surgeon in London after the death of John Dalrymple in 1852. As an ophthalmic surgeon Bowman maintained a constant interest in new techniques and new technologies‚ and he modified or developed a number of surgical procedures‚ including the treatment of lacrimal obstruction‚ antiglaucoma iridectomy‚ and the removal of soft cataracts by a suction instrument (which he performed under chloroform anaesthesia).

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BRODIE‚ Sir Benjamin Collins. 11273

BRODIE‚ Sir Benjamin Collins.	11273 Autograph Letter Signed ‘B.C.Brodie’‚ to ‘My dear Sir Charles’‚ hoping to speak to him on behalf of the General Medical Council‚ of which Brodie is President. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ pinhole‚ vertical crease‚ otherwise in good condition‚ annotated by recipient. Broome‚ Reigate‚ 6 August 1859. Sir Benjamin C.Brodie (1783-1862)‚ surgeon‚ who advocated a milder treatment of diseases of the joints than amputation.

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BRODIE‚ Sir Benjamin Collins. 3456

BRODIE‚ Sir Benjamin Collins.	3456 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘Dear Madam’‚ advising her to discontinue the rubbing‚ but to continue to use the hand. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. 14 Saville Row‚ 23 February 1853. Sir Benjamin C.Brodie (1783-1862)‚ surgeon‚ who advocated a milder treatment of diseases of the joints than amputation.

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BRODIE‚ Sir Benjamin Collins. 5723

BRODIE‚ Sir Benjamin Collins.	5723 Autograph Prescription Signed ‘B.C.Brodie’‚ evidently prescribing a post-natal tonic for Lady Maria Brodie. 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 2 January 1854. Sir Benjamin C.Brodie (1783-1862)‚ surgeon.

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BUFALINI‚ Maurizio. 10317

BUFALINI‚ Maurizio.	10317	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to another doctor‚ on professional matters. In Italian. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ with address leaf (one section laid down on part of an album page)‚ folds‚ in very good condition. Florence‚ 17 July 1834. Maurizio Bufalini (1787-1875)‚ famous Italian doctor. In 1835 he was appointed to the chair of clinical medicine in the school of Santa Maria Nuova di Firenze. His published works concerned the classification of diseases‚ the analysis of symptoms‚ the investigation of causes and the effects of therapeutic drugs. He also wrote a treatise about science and freedom. A street in Florence is named after him.

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CHRISTISON‚ Sir Robert. 17168

CHRISTISON‚ Sir Robert.	17168 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Seton‚ requesting Registrars’ Reports‚ and enquiring about the correct form for this. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with an In Memoriam poem about Christison pasted on the integral blank leaf. 40 Moray Place‚ 16 August 1857. Sir Robert Christison‚ (1797 –1882)‚ Scottish toxicologist and physician who served as president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (1838–40 and 1846-8) and as president of the British Medical Association (1875).[2] He was the first person to describe renal anaemia.

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CONQUEST‚ John Tricker. 6725

CONQUEST‚ John Tricker.	6725	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Wilkes junior‚ Broad Street‚ apparently discussing the interference by civil magistrates into the distribution of tracts on the Sabbath and related matters. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf (torn at seal opening). Aldermanbury‚ 22 February 1822. John Tricker Conquest (1789-1866)‚ accoucheur‚ built up an extensive obstetric practice‚ and his posts included that of physician to the City of London Lying-in Hospital‚ the London Female Penitentiary‚ and the London Orphan Asylum‚ and consulting physician to the Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill Dispensary. In 1820 Conquest's Outlines of Midwifery‚ intended as a textbook for students‚ was published. By 1854 it had passed through six editions and had been translated into several languages. In 1848 he published his popular Letters to a Mother on the Management of Herself and her Children in Health and Disease‚ which reached a fourth edition by 1852.

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COOPER‚ William White. 16619

COOPER‚ William White.	16619	Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending his subscription to the Royal Microscope Society‚ asking for some cards to be sent to him‚ hoping to attend the annual soirée. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ light traces of mounting. 19 Berkeley Square‚ 22 April 1867. William White Cooper (1816–1886)‚ surgeon-oculist. He was one of the original staff of the North London Eye Institution‚ and subsequently ophthalmic surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital‚ Paddington. He was a careful‚ steady‚ and neat operator‚ and judicious and painstaking in treatment. In 1859 he was appointed surgeon-oculist in ordinary to Queen Victoria. He wrote an ‘Invalid's Guide to Madeira‚’ 1840; ‘Practical Remarks on Near Sight‚ Aged Sight‚ and Impaired Vision‚’ 1847‚ second edition 1853; ‘Observations on Conical Cornea‚’ 1850; ‘On Wounds and Injuries of the Eye‚’ 1859. He also published in 1852 a volume of ‘Zoological Notes and Anecdotes’ under the pseudonym ‘Sestertius Holt‚’ of which a second edition appeared in 1861 under the title ‘Traits and Anecdotes of Animals.’ It was illustrated with full-page plates by Wolf.

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CORMACK‚ Sir John Rose. 6726

CORMACK‚ Sir John Rose.	6726 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr.Warden‚ 3 Baxter’s Place‚ discussing the publication of medical papers. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ small piece torn at seal opening‚ address panel. Dated by the recipient 1845. Sir John Rose Cormack (1815–1882)‚ medical editor and physician. In January 1841 he founded the Edinburgh Monthly Journal of Medical Science‚ which he edited until June 1846. In 1843 he wrote ‘The natural history‚ pathology‚ and treatment of the epidemic fever prevailing in Edinburgh and other towns’. He translated volumes 2–5 of Armand Trousseau's Clinical Lectures (1868)‚ and published a two-volume collection of his main papers under the title Clinical Studies (1876). Cormack was in Paris when it was besieged during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71 and throughout the commune. He served as surgeon to the Ambulance Anglaise‚ tending to the war wounded and to British residents of the city.

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COUÉ‚ Émile. 16429

COUÉ‚ Émile.	16429 His famous mantra‚ written in his own hand and signed: “Day by day‚ in very way‚ I am getting better and better. E.Coué.” Written on the back of the visiting card of Mrs. Albert Nicholson of Sheffield (traces of former mounting). Undated. Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie (1857 – 1926)‚ French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a popular method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion.

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CRITCHETT‚ George. 14515

CRITCHETT‚ George.	14515	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Bowman‚ rejoicing in Critchett’s son’s recent appointment‚ thanking Bowman for his help. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 21 Harley Street‚ 28 April 1881. George Critchett (1817-1882)‚ opthalmic surgeon‚ lecturer at Middlesex Hospital.

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DAVIES‚ Sir David. 14281

DAVIES‚ Sir David.	14281	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed ‘D.Davies’‚ addressed “My dear Madam”‚ thanking her for the “very handsome Present” which shall be served before the King‚ asking after his God Daughter‚ with family news‚ the Hooping Cough‚ acquaintances‚ visits to Windsor and Brighton‚ and agreeing to procure autographs for his correspondent. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in good clean condition. Harrington House‚ St. James’s Palace‚ 26 February 1832. Sir David Davies (1793-1865)‚ domestic physician to King William IV (from 1830)‚ and to Queen Adelaide (from 1837). He was knighted by Queen Victoria at St. James’s Palace‚ 19 July 1837. “I lose not a moment in acknowledging the receipt of your very handsome Present for which I sincerely thank you & Mr. Bird. I know it will be a treat to the King. I have therefore dispatch’d my servant with it to the Kitchen with an order for it being well dress’d & served up this very day before his Majesty. I shall not fail to drink your health & I am sure the King would do so also if he knew you.”

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FERGUSSON‚ Sir William. 16354

FERGUSSON‚ Sir William.	16354 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William White Cooper (surgeon oculist) and J.S.Dixon‚ introducing his friend Mr. O’Shaughnessy‚ “the famous Surgeon of Calcutta”‚ who is having trouble with his eye. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ light traces of mounting on verso. 16 George Street‚ 21 August 1862. Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877)‚ surgeon‚ Professor of Surgery at Kings College (1840-1870).

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FRYER‚ Edward. 16951

FRYER‚ Edward.	16951	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Tooke‚ discussing the arrangements for the funeral of James Barry at St. Pauls‚ the cost of a private funeral‚ etc. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with address leaf‚ in good condition (some splitting at folds). 76 Newman Street‚ 8 March 1806 Edward Fryer M.D. (1761-1826) became physician to the Duke of Sussex. James Barry (1741-1806)‚ painter. Fryer edited Barry’s works‚ and wrote a Memoir. “The Undertaker is a member of your Society‚ and has offered to hang the Great Room with black at his own expence ...”

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GREEN‚ Joseph Henry. 17528

GREEN‚ Joseph Henry.	17528	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Charles Wheatstone‚ the scientist and inventor‚ altering their arrangements to meet. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Hadley‚ undated. Uncommon. Joseph Henry Green (1791 – 1863)‚ English surgeon who became the literary executor of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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HALFORD‚ Sir Henry. 14331

HALFORD‚ Sir Henry.	14331 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Herbert Taylor‚ asking‚ on behalf of Mrs. Blayney‚ for assistance in securing a Lieutenancy by Ensign Stephen Bawtree Adye‚ 98th Regiment‚ now at the Cape of Good Hope. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine‚ annotated on receipt. Curzon Street‚ 20 May 1829. Sir Henry Halford (1766-1844)‚ physician to George III‚ George IV‚ William IV‚ and Victoria‚ and the author of books on Gout and on Insanity. “I am sorry to hear you have the Gout.” Sir Herbert Taylor (1775-1839)‚ Private Secretary to George III from 1805‚ later Private Secretary to William IV‚ and confidential agent to George IV.

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HAWKINS‚ Caesar Henry. 6751

HAWKINS‚ Caesar Henry.	6751 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Caesar H.Hawkins’‚ making arrangements for a consultation. 1½ pages 6 x 4 inches‚ one light stain. 26 Grosvenor Street‚ 10 August [no year given]. Caesar Henry Hawkins (1798–1884)‚ surgeon. For a long time he was known as the only surgeon to have performed the operation of ovariotomy successfully in a London hospital‚ and he did much to popularize the operation of colotomy. But he always leaned towards conservative surgery‚ and it was said of him that ‘he was always more anxious to teach his pupils how to save a limb than how to remove it’. Hawkins contributed many memoirs and lectures to medical journals which were collected and printed for private circulation with the title The Hunterian Oration‚ Presidential Addresses‚ and Pathological and Surgical Writings (2 vols.‚ 1874). [DNB]

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HOLLAND‚ Sir Henry. 16973

HOLLAND‚ Sir Henry.	16973	Two long Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Henry Hart Milman‚ praising his book‚ and describing his journey home from Trieste. 2 letters‚ 6 pp. in good condition. 25 and 72 Brook Street‚ undated [watermark 1862 & 1867]. Sir Henry Howard Holland (1788-1873)‚ physician and travel writer. He had an extensive practice and was Domestic Physician to Caroline‚ Princess of Wales (briefly in 1814) and Physician Extraordinary to William IV and to Queen Victoria. He was also Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria in 1852. Holland gained fame through his travel writings‚ having travelled to Iceland and through the Balkans and the Iberian peninsula‚ while the British were at war with France. His works included Travels in the Ionian Isles‚ Albania‚ Thessaly‚ Macedonia‚ &c: during the years 1812 and 1813 (published 1815).

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HUTCHISON‚ Robert. 17426

HUTCHISON‚ Robert.	17426	Typed Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Vane Turner‚ returning her list of meals‚ and commenting on the nutritive value‚ starch content‚ etc. 1 page 19 x 8 inches‚ traces of mounting on verso‚ left edge ragged‚ light creasing. Queen Anne Street‚ 14 July 1909. Sir Robert Hutchison‚ 1st Baronet‚ (1871 –1960)‚ Scottish physician and paediatrician‚ original editor of the medical books‚ "Clinical Methods" and "Food and the Principles of Dietetics".

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JONES‚ Charles Handfield. 10607

JONES‚ Charles Handfield.	10607	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Sieveking‚ about references to “Tympanitis puncture of Intestine”. 1 page 5½ x 3½ inches‚ very light dust soiling only‚ integral blank leaf. 25 March‚ no year given. Charles Handfield Jones (1819-1890)‚ physician‚ author of Clinical Observations on Functional Nervous Disorders. In 1854 Jones and Sir E.H.Sieveking published a Manual of Pathological Anatomy.

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KANTHACK‚ Alfred Antunes. 16079

KANTHACK‚ Alfred Antunes.	16079 Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining that the diptheria bacillus is found in milk “but it is possible that Dowson found a pseudo-diptheria bacillus - such wrong forms are quite common in milk”. 1 page 5 x 4½ inches‚ laid down. 2 Huntingdon Road‚ Cambridge‚ 11 July 1898. Alfred Anthunes Kanthack (1863-1898)‚ a brilliant Cambridge doctor and bacteriologist‚ who died young of cancer. Professor of Pathology at Cambridge.

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KIRBY‚ Edmund Adolphus. 12410

KIRBY‚ Edmund Adolphus.	12410 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Jabez Hogg‚ asking for assistance in the revision of “the last proof of a New Edition of my Selected Remedies”. 3½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ small blemish to first page‚ some paper adhering to the last page‚ otherwise good. 26 Gordon Square [London]‚ 2 October 1875. Edmund Adolphus Kirby‚ author of A Pharmacopoeia of Selected Remedies: With Therapeutic Annotations‚ and similar works. Jabez Hogg (1817-1899)‚ opthalmic surgeon.

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LANKESTER‚ Edwin. 17220

LANKESTER‚ Edwin.	17220	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to F.W.Hamstede‚ Honorary Secretary of ‘Hooks & Eyes’‚ discussing the operations of his Club‚ and regretting he is unable to be a member of it. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ paperclip marks‚ otherwise good. 22 Old Burlington‚ Street‚ 9 January 1850. “When I consulted my friend‚ T.R.Hervey‚ to join your party‚ I consulted rather my wish than my power to do so.” Dr. Edwin Lankester (1814-1874)‚ surgeon and naturalist who made a major contribution to the control of cholera in London; he was the first public analyst in England.

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LISTER‚ Joseph. 16810

LISTER‚ Joseph.	16810 A significant Autograph Letter Signed ‘Joseph Lister’ to Dr. W.Bullock‚ discussing in detail the production of diptheria serum‚ its price‚ and the quantities in each bottle. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ unsightly tears at the head of each page (but without loss)‚ otherwise good. 12 Park Crescent‚ 17 July 1896. Joseph Lister (1827-1912)‚ surgeon‚ whose work introduced the antiseptic system into modern surgery‚ and who developed a commercial serum therapy against diptheria. His correspondent is Dr W. Bullock‚ head of the Serum Department at the British (Jenner‚ and later Lister) Institute of Preventive Medicine (founded by Lister and others)‚ and subsequently Professor of Bacteriology at the London Hospital Medical School. “Before writing to Sir H.Rosen regarding the price to be charged for the diptheria serum‚ I want to know from you again (for it has slipped my memory) how many cubic centimetres your 1000 units go into. You and I agreed that 2s. would be a proper price to charge for 1000 immunising units‚ but I do not recollect what bulk of the serum contains that number‚ I see Behring’s 1000 units are in 2cc. Of course I know that what we propose to do is to state in each bottle the number (1000) of units it contains‚ not the bulk of the serum. But I should like to know what bulk your 1000 units occupy with your present serum. May I trouble you to let me know by return of post. Yours very truly‚ Joseph Lister. Am I not right in thinking that you consider 1000 units a single dose?”

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LITTLE‚ Dr. David. 16574

LITTLE‚ Dr. David.	16574 A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Jabez Hogg‚ thanking him for his pamphlet on Cataracts and explaining modifications Little has made with regard to the incisions. 4½ pages 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Manchester‚ 20 March 1873. Dr. David Little (1840-1902)‚ House Surgeon‚ Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Jabez Hogg (1817–1899)‚ ophthalmic surgeon.

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LONGMORE‚ Sir Thomas. 16604

LONGMORE‚ Sir Thomas.	16604 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “My dear Sir” [Jabez Hogg] thanking him for his book on Impairment of Vision from Special Concussion or Shock. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Woolston‚ 17 February 1876. Surgeon-General Sir Thomas Longmore (1816-1876)‚ author of A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds (1863)‚ served as Surgeon throughout the Crimean campaign.

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MACKENZIE‚ Sir Morell. 17166

MACKENZIE‚ Sir Morell.	17166 Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining that he has been greatly pressed for time during his absence from Berlin‚ but has read his correspondent’s ‘General History of Music’ “with much pleasure and profit”; and he will shortly be returning to Berlin. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of former mounting. 19 Harley Street‚ 2 June 1887 [or 89]. Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892)‚ physician and laryngologist‚ author of The Use of the Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat (1864 and other editions) and similar works. He suffered from the controversy surrounding his mis-diagnosis of laryngeal cancer in the case of the Crown Prince Frederick of Germany‚ who died in 1888‚ after reigning as Frederick III for ninety-nine days.

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MACLAGAN‚ Andrew Douglas 9763

MACLAGAN‚ Andrew Douglas	9763 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Douglas Maclagan’‚ to William Gourlie‚ botanist‚ thanking him for the “very beautiful specimens of the Greenheart and Mora woods”‚ discussing the plants‚ and hoping to continue his researches in Glasgow‚ although he is doubtful he can accomplish it: “Lecturing is a sad dog when one wishes to be peripatetic”. 2¼ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 129 George Street‚ Edinburgh‚ 6 December [1842 in another hand]. Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan (1812–1900)‚ physician and expert in forensic medicine and public health‚ and botanist‚ Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons‚ Edinburgh. Maclagan was also one of the earliest figures involved in Scottish photography who exhibited examples of photogenic drawing to the Edinburgh Society of Arts as early as March 1843.

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MANLEY‚ James R. 10026

MANLEY‚ James R.	10026	Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining that the delay in reply is caused by family business following the death of his sister. 1 page 9½ x 7½ inches‚ in good condition. New York‚ 26 May 1838. “My children are the best in the world.” James R.Manley M.D. (1785-1851).

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MILMAN‚ Sir Francis. 17173

MILMAN‚ Sir Francis.	17173	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Joseph Hill‚ Wargrave‚ regarding his letter concerning doubts “by Mr Hargrave respecting the Security offer’d by the Duke of Portland for 12000£”‚ and not wishing to be drawn into any litigation‚ hoping to see Mr. and Mrs. Hill altough Milman’s current work confines him to London‚ preventing an “agreeable excursion” to Berkshire. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ minor blemishes‚ integral address leaf. Argyle Street‚ 31 August 1790. Sir Fancis Milman‚ M.D. (1746-1821)‚ physician to the Middlesex Hospital (1777-79)‚ medical lecturer‚ physician to King George III (1806).

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PARR‚ Bartholomew. 15539

PARR‚ Bartholomew.	15539 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Cadel & Davies‚ Bookseller in the Strand‚ agreeing to publish some essays and mentioning his Dictionary. 1 page 8 x 6½ inches‚ with a few lines and signature overleaf‚ address panel (torn at seal‚ with other blemishes)‚ a few marginal tears‚ otherwise good. Exeter‚ 26 March 1809. Bartholomew Parr M.D. (1750-1810)‚ medical writer‚ author of London Medical Dictionary (1809). “The accumulating burdens of the Dictionary prevented my thinking on the subject‚ but since my bonds have been broken asunder‚ & my mind a little recruited‚ I have looked at them ...”

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PAVY‚ Frederick William 16644

PAVY‚ Frederick William	16644	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Dear Starling” [Dr. E.H.Starling]‚ sending his abstract for publication in the Physiological Journal. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 35 Grosvenor Street‚ London‚ 10 July 1896. Frederick William Pavy (1829 – 1911)‚ physician and physiologist and the discoverer of Pavy's disease‚ a cyclic or recurrent physiologic albuminuria. He was a leading expert in diabetes‚ and spent almost 20 years trying to disprove Claude Bernard's theory of the glycogen-glucose metabolic cycle. His 1862 paper "Researches on the Nature and Treatment of Diabetes" was‚ for many years‚ the definitive guide to the condition.

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PEARSON‚ John. 14064

PEARSON‚ John.	14064	A lengthy and interesting Autograph Letter Signed‚ with medical content‚ discussing his correspondent’s “2d plate ...I never imagined that it bore any reference ot the subject of Femoral Hernia”‚ explaining how the mistake originated‚ with a long medical discussion of Hernia. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ one filing hole‚ in good condition. Golden Square‚ Thursday‚ undated. Uncommon. John Pearson (1758-1826)‚ house surgeon at the Lock Hospital‚ medical author. In this letter Pearson mentions drawings left by Mr. Hey. Pearson published a Life of William Hey (2 vols.) in 1822.

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POWELL‚ Richard. 12698

POWELL‚ Richard.	12698 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Tooke‚ discussing delicate matters relating to an election‚ and speaking his mind freely on the better way forward. 2 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Bedford Place‚ 10 March‚ no year given. Richard Powell M.D. (1767-1834)‚ physician to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital‚ published works of chemistry‚ also the first clinical description of facial palsy‚ and many papers on medical matters. William Tooke (1777-1863)‚ solicitor‚ Fellow of the Royal Society. President of the Society of Arts‚ was a founding member of the University of London.

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PRITCHARD‚ Urban. 6146

PRITCHARD‚ Urban.	6146 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Mosley‚ discusing her son’s case‚ saying that Dr Lewis Glover and he “have agreed that I should perform a little operation on the discharging ear” at King’s College Hospital. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 26 Wimpole Street‚ 16 May 1899. Urban Pritchard (1845-1925)‚ aural surgeon at King’s College Hospital‚ published Handbook of Diseases of the Ear.

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PRITCHARD‚ Urban. 8966

PRITCHARD‚ Urban.	8966	Autograph Letter Signed‚ regretting that his correspondent can not “make out the rods &c in the specimens of the Cochlea [the auditory portion of the inner ear] I gave you”‚ and telling him what Pritchard proposes for the next meeting. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 41 Guilford Street‚ Russell Square [London]‚ 10 July 1873. Dr. Urban Pritchard (1845-1925)‚ Professor of Aural Surgery at King’s College London‚ author of the Handbook of Diseases of the Ear : for the use of students and practitioners. “I propose showing some nitrate of silver preparations‚ and some others stained by my new modification of the carmine process.”

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RADCLIFFE‚ John. 17142

RADCLIFFE‚ John.	17142 Original signature ‘John Radcliffe’ on a section cut from a Treasury document. 4 x 6 inches‚ neatly trimmed and in good condition. From the Enys Collection‚ sold at Bonhams‚ London‚ in 2004. 3 May 1705. A good example of the uncommon signature of John Radcliffe (1650-1714)‚ physician and philanthropist‚ one of the most famous doctors of his time‚ who bequeathed the bulk of his large property to the Radcliffe Library‚ Infirmary and Observatory‚ all named after him‚ and to University College Oxford and St.Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

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SOUTH‚ John Flint. 17001

SOUTH‚ John Flint.	17001	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.P.Lethbridge‚ about the meeting of a natural history society‚ and encouraging the inoculation of his brother. 2 pp. in good condition. Blackheath Park‚ 9 October 1861. John Flint South (1797-1882)‚ surgeon‚ lecturer in anatomy‚ author of works on ‘Household Surgery’ and similar subjects.

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SPURZHEIM‚ Johann. 12437

SPURZHEIM‚ Johann.	12437	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Spurzheim’‚ to Dr. Parry‚ agreeing to spend “a few hours‚ in a quiet way‚ on Saturday next amongst your family.” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf (red wafer seal‚ some paper adhering). Undated. Uncommon. Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832) was a German physician who became one of the chief proponents of phrenology‚ a branch of the neurosciences created approximately in 1800 by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828).

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STEWART‚ Alexander Patrick. 15716

STEWART‚ Alexander Patrick.	15716 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. E.H.Sieveking‚ discussing the staffing of hospitals‚ answering Sieveking’s questions in detail (casualty attendances‚ outpatient numbers‚ etc.)‚ responsibilities of surgeons‚ apothecaries‚ and doctors 6 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 74 Grosvenor Street‚ 14 April 1858. Alexander Patrick Stewart (1813-18883)‚ physician at Middlesex Hospital (1855-66)‚ wrote the paper differentiating between Typhus and Typhoid Fever: ‘Some Considerations on the Nature and Pathology of Typhus and Typhoid Fever applied to the Solution of the Question of the Identity or Non-Identity of the two Diseases’ (1840).

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THOMSON‚ John. 17170

THOMSON‚ John.	17170	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Marcet‚ Russell Square‚ introducing Dr. Alison “eldest son of the celebrated author”‚ and bearer of this letter. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine‚ with the address leaf. 5 George Street‚ Edinburgh‚ 13 July 1817. “When may we expect the appearance of your work on Calcule? I feel some interest in this as it is a subject which I have occasion to consider every year in my Lectures.” The uncommon autograph of John Thomson (1765-1846)‚ physician and surgeon. He taught surgery as well as the nature and treatment of diseases and injuries familiar to military surgeons. Thomson was also a prolific writer and his major works included: Elements of Chemistry and Natural History (3 vols.; 1798 – 1800) which ran to five editions and Lectures on Inflammation: a View of the General Doctrines of Medical Surgery (1813) which was translated in German (1820) and French (1827) as well as being issued in America (1813 and 1817).

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TIERNEY‚ Sir Matthew John. 14408

TIERNEY‚ Sir Matthew John.	14408 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to N.Byrne‚ Morning Post Office‚ denying he has attended Lady Eldon in her illness‚ and criticizing the falsehoods published in “your Voluble Paper”‚ wishing to ascertain “quietly” the author. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ folds‚ in good condition. Brighton‚ 12 August 1826. Sir Matthew John Tierney (1776-1845)‚ Royal Physician‚ and proponent of vaccination. In 1801 Tierney moved to Glasgow‚ and there graduated M.D. in 1802‚ reading a dissertation ‘De Variola Vaccina.’ He began practice as a physician at Brighton in 1802‚ and by the influence of Earl Berkeley was appointed physician to the household of the Prince of Wales at Brighton. In 1806 he was admitted a licentiate of the College of Physicians of London‚ and in 1809 he was appointed physician extraordinary to the Prince of Wales. In 1816 he became physician in ordinary to the prince regent‚ and when the prince became George IV he was made physician in ordinary to the king. He held the same post under William IV. He published at Brighton in 1845 ‘Observations on Variola Vaccina or Cow-pock.’

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VARRENTRAPP‚ Georg. 12809

VARRENTRAPP‚ Georg.	12809	Autograph Letter Signed [to Thomas Twining]‚ saying he has just returned to London from Liverpool‚ regretting that he is unable to visit because “the distances in London are so extreme that one never gets to do all one had an idea to do.” 1 page 8½ x 5½ inches‚ right margin slightly ragged‚ otherwise good. London‚ 4 August 1872. Johann Georg Varrentrapp (1809-1886)‚ German doctor‚ one of the pioneers of public health care in Germany. Influenced by Edwin Chadwick he studied public health care‚ workers' housing ‚ protection against infectious diseases‚ vaccination‚ the water supply and the proper sanitation of cities‚ the prison system‚ etc.

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WARREN‚ Pelham. 9837

WARREN‚ Pelham.	9837	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his corresepondent for a portrait. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 31 Lower Brook Street‚ 31 May 1826. Pelahm Warren (1778-1835)‚ physician. He had one of the largest practices in London‚ despite being recalled in the DNB as “cold and abrupt”. “The likeness is sufficient to recall the original & though it wants something of the stamp of character which was remarkable in the countenance‚ which it was intended to convey‚ it is still satisfactory & I receive it with great pleasure.”

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WILKS‚ Sir Samuel. 9502

WILKS‚ Sir Samuel.	9502	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Rosie’‚ quoting a poem by Sir William Watson‚ ‘The Blind Summit’‚ about a Viennese gentleman found dead in a sitting posture at the summit of a mountain. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 8 Prince Arthur Road‚ Hampstead‚ 5 April 1902. Sir Samuel Wilks (1824-1911)‚ doctor‚ teacher at Guy’s Hospital‚ respected author of papers on Anatomy.

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WOAKES‚ Edward. 16436

WOAKES‚ Edward.	16436 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Curgenven‚ about the loss of a patient‚ insisting that “I wish people would learn that a discharging Ear is a source of perpetual danger to life”. 3 pp. 5 x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ light traces of mounting. 78 Harley Street‚ 17 November 1887. Dr Edward G. Woakes (1837-1912) was an eminent aural surgeon. He also had a Harley Street practice. Woakes published on such topics as deafness‚ migraine‚ vertigo and diphtheria. He was a patron of James McNeill Whistler‚ and commissioned a portrait of his daughter‚ Portrait of Miss Lilian Woakes.

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