File NLW MS 24088B - Medical student's notebook

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NLW MS 24088B


Medical student's notebook


  • [?1860s] (Creation)

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85 ff. (original pagination 1-19 on ff. 25-34; ff. 2 verso-8, 15-24 verso and 79 verso-85 verso unused) ; 185 x 115 mm.

Pre-printed account book, cloth over boards with brass clasp; marbled endpapers and page edges; traces of bookplate inside front cover.

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A medical student's notebook, [?1860s], containing mostly medical notes and medicinal recipes.
The volume includes notes on scarlet fever (f. 30 recto-verso), on typhoid fever, taken mostly from Thomas Hawkes Tanner's Manual of the Practice of Medicine (see 5th edn (London, 1965), pp. 166-171) (ff. 35 verso-38 verso), and on the pelvic bones and female regenerative organs, taken from Fleetwood Churchill's On the Theory and Practice of Midwifery (see 3rd edn (London and Dublin, 1855), pp. 2-52 passim) (ff. 40 verso-62); as well as general 'Notes on Clinical Surgery', concerning bone fractures and various other conditions, with repeated references to Drs Cameron and Morton (ff. 67-79). Also included are medicinal recipes for stimulants, tonics, alteratives and antacids (ff. 32 verso-34 verso); extracts from the 'Royal Free Hospital Pharmacopoe[i]a' (ff. 63-66 verso, Latin); and horse and cattle medicines (ff. 25-28).

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  • English
  • Latin

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English, some Latin.

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