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[Richard Quain, Irish anatomist and surgeon, President of the Royal College of Surgeons.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Richard Quain'), regarding his actions in the case of a sick child.

Richard Quain (1800-1887), Irish anatomist and surgeon, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor of Anatomy at the University of London
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On letterhead of 12 Cavendish Street, W. [London]; 3 July [no year].

1p, 16mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of blank second leaf. Folded once. The recipient is not named. Reads: 'Dear Sir | It would have given me pleasure to have forwarded actively your wishes if I had power to do so – All I have been able to do is to give advice to the Childs father as to the course to pursue – and that I have done.'

Autograph Signature ('Richard Quain') of the Irish physician Sir Richard Quain.

Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898), Irish doctor, physician-extraordinary to the Queen and author of a noted 'Dictionary of Medicine'
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Without place or date.

On one side of a 5.5 x 11 cm piece of laid paper. In good condition, lightly-aged and with slight rusting from paperclips on the reverse. Cut from a letter, and reading: '[...] Hospital at Ventnor | Yours very truly | [signed] Richard Quain'.

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