Manuscript recording the lectures of George Fordyce on inflammatory diseases
Scope and Contents
The content includes much on venereal disease and other headings include 'hooping cough', 'angina', inflammation of the lungs', 'inflammation of the intestines', 'inflammation of the substances of the liver', 'inflammation of the womb', 'on the causes of cold', 'on catarrh', 'sore throat attended with ulcers', 'the treatment of cholera', and, 'the symptoms of a stone in the bladder'.
The name of the owner is on the fly-leaf, with erasure. There over 220 numbered pages.
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Biographical / Historical
On his return to London, Fordyce began lecturing on chemistry and materia medica, and in 1770 became physician to St. Thomas's Hospital, London. In 1778 he was admitted into the Royal College of Physicians. he also played a leading role in the preparation of a new and updated version of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis.
George Fordyce died in 1802.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Manuscript recording the lectures of George Fordyce (1736-1802) on inflammatory diseases