[ Medicine in Georgian Scotland. ] Printed form from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Medicine, signed by Andrew Duncan the Younger, and made out in manuscript for undergraduate 'Mr A Moore', with signed note by Moore regarding his examination.

Author: 
Andrew Duncan the younger (1773-1832), Professor at Edinburgh University [ Alexander Monro III of Craiglockhart (1773-1859); James Gregory (1753-1821), Scottish physician; Alexander Moore ]
Publication details: 
[ University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Medicine. ] Edinburgh, 24 April 1820. Moore's note dated 16 May 1820.
£200.00
SKU: 19960

On a 12mo bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Addressed, with postmark and seal in red wax, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Mr A Moore | Mr Watsons | No 1 Gibbs Entry'. The printed form is on the recto of the first leaf, and begins (autograph additions by Duncan in square brackets): 'Edinburgh, [24 April] 18[20] | Sir, | You are desired to attend a Meeting of the Faculty of Medicine, at Dr [Gregory's on Monday 15 May at Three] o'clock. | All Candidates who propose to Graduate, are requested to pay the Fees of Graduation, which amount to Thirteen Guineas, together with the Tax of Ten Pounds Sterling, imposed on Medical Degrees, to the Dean of Faculty, […]'. Signed in type 'ALEX. MONRO Jun. | Dean of Faculty', but with the words 'ALEX. MONRO' scored through, and the signature of 'A Duncan' written above them. Addressed, at foot of page, 'To Mr [A Moore]'. Note beneath this, in another hand: 'Dr. Graham has got your Theses.' On the reverse of the first leaf is written the following: 'This Meeting I attended Dr Gregory not at home was most severely examined by Drs. Monro & hope, [sic] Drs. Home Graham &c Dr Duncan junr. Behaved most Kindly. | A M | May 16th. | 1820'. Among the 121 individuals listed in the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal for October 1820 as having graduated on 1 August ('after having gone through the appointed examinations, and publicly defended their inaugural dissertations') is 'Alexander Moore, . De Dyspepsia et Melancholia Dyspeptica.'