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[Sir George Burrows, President of the Royal College of Physicians.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Burrows') to William Frederick Cleveland, making arrangements for their attendance on a patient at 'Mr. Rackhams'.

Author: 
Sir George Burrows (1801-1887), President of the Royal College of Physicians, Lecturer on Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London [William Frederick Cleveland, physician]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 18 Cavendish Square [London]; 12 March 1862.
£180.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf of bifolium. Reads: 'My dear Sir, | I shall be happy to meet you at your friends Mr. Rackhams at ¼ before 5 o'clock tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon & trust our efforts may be attended with the same success as upon the former occasion.'

[Sir George Burrows, President of the Royal College of Physicians.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Burrows') to the editor of Debrett's Peerage, R. H. Mair, with slip of his entry, completed and corrected in his autograph.

Author: 
Sir George Burrows (1801-1887), President of the Royal College of Physicians, Lecturer on Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London [Robert Henry Mair (1832-1888), editor, Debrett's Peerage]
Publication details: 
Letter on letterhead of Springfield, near Ryde, Isle of Wight; 22 August 1874.
£200.00

ONE: Letter. 1p, 16mo. In fair condition, aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. He is returning 'the slip for Debretts Peerage & Baronetage, revised, corrected & with the blank spaces filled up'. He will be resident on the Isle of Wight for the next six weeks, and 'would not delay answering your communication until I return to London in October', although 'materials would have been accessible for affording further particulars'. He ends by stating that he 'always has a copy of Debrett' in his house.

[Sir Victor Horsley, Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution, vivisectionist.] Autograph 'Answers to enquiries in letter of 26: Oct 1903', regarding 'Diseases or cures discovered by means of Vivisection'.

Author: 
Sir Victor Horsley [Sir Victor Alexander Haden Horsley] (1857-1916), Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution, vivisectionist
Publication details: 
No place or date. (Circa 1903.)
£450.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. Folded twice. Horsley has not identified himself as the author, but the document consists of responses in his hand in a table made up in another hand. The page is headed, by the second unknown writer, 'Answers to enquiries in letter of 26: Oct. 1903'. The table is made up of three numbered entries, each in two columns, the first column headed 'Diseases or cures discovered by means of Vivisection', and the second 'References to Authorities'.

[Sir Charles Bell, eminent Scottish physiologist and surgeon, as first Professor of Physiology, University of London.] Autograph Signature 'Charles Bell', to printed ticket for his inaugural lectures.

Author: 
Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Scottish physiologist and surgeon, Professor of Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, Professor of Physiology, University of London [Edwin John Quekett (1808-1847)]
Publication details: 
'University of London. Session, 1829-30.'
£450.00

In 1829 Bell became the first Professor of Physiology, on the incorporation of the Windmill Street School of Anatomy into the new King's College London. He played a leading part in the establishment of the Medical School, but differences with colleagues led to a quick departure. Edwin John Quekett (1808-1847), botanist, histologist, microscopist, was the brother of John Thomas Quekett (1815-1861). On one side of a 10 x 15.5 cm piece of card. In fair condition, lightly aged, with circular stamp, and thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse.

[Sir Erasmus Wilson, eminent surgeon and dermatologist who paid for the transportation of Cleopatra's Needle.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Erasmus Wilson'), suggesting arrangements for B. H. Becker to visit his 'Workshop'.

Author: 
Sir Erasmus Wilson [Sir William James Erasmus Wilson] (1809-1884), eminent surgeon and dermatologist who paid for the transportation of Cleopatra's Needle [Bernard Henry Becker (1833-1900)]
Publication details: 
17 Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square [London]; 23 August 1878.
£100.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. As he is leaving town on the following Monday, he only has the following two days 'at my disposal here'. He suggests times on those days when he would be happy to see him. 'A visit here would be better than one at Westgate, because then you could see my Workshop'.

[George Combe, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Combe') supplying a paragraph by his brother Dr A. Combe on Sir Walter Scott's 'conduct', which he suggests Joseph C. Neal insert in 'The Pennsylvanian'.

Author: 
George Combe (1788-1858), Scottish phrenologist and lawyer, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society [Joseph C. Neal (1807-1847), editor of The Pennsylvanian'; Sir Walter Scott]
Publication details: 
Marshall House [i.e. Marshall House Hotel, Philadelphia]; 11 March 1839.
£280.00

1p, 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper adhering to reverse of second leaf, which is addressed to 'Joseph C. Neal Esq | Pennsylvanian office'. He was gratified at Neal's 'notice of Rogets re-publication'. He has sent Roget 'and also the Editor of the Phren: Journal a copy of the Pennsylvanian containing it'. He quotes a paragraph from a 'letter from my Brother Dr. A. Combe', which he suggests Neal makes use of 'as a piece of literary news, only suppressing all allusion to the source from which it is derived'.

[George Combe, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Combe') to Inverness 'Courier' editor, regarding Sir William Hamilton, 'Mr. A. Smith, Banff' and Edinburgh Review article on 'The Ethics of Phrenology'.

Author: 
George Combe (1788-1858), Scottish phrenologist and lawyer, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society [Sir William Hamilton; Edinburgh Review]
Publication details: 
45 Melville Street, Edinburgh; 27 February 1851.
£200.00

1p, 16mo. Aged, worn and discoloured, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. 'Sir | In your notice of the late Mr. A. Smith, Banff, you mention that he wrote “The Ethics of Phrenology” an article in the Edinburgh Review. As this article was generally ascribed to Sir William Hamilton, I should be obliged by your mentioning whether you have full reliance on your authority in ascribing it to Mr. Smith? My only reason for asking the question is to do justice to Sir William Hamilton, if he is not the author.'

[Sir James Clark, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Ja Clakr') regarding a dinner engagement with German chemist Justus von Liebig, with reference to Dr John Gardner.

Author: 
Sir James Clark (1788-1870), Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, and to St George's Infirmary. [John Gardner (1804-1880); Justus von Liebig, chemist]
Publication details: 
Brook Street [London]; 'Saturday eveg' [1843 or after].
£90.00

2pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. The recipient is not identified. Begins: 'My Dear Sir, | I would have had much pleasure in accepting your invitation, & meeting Professor Liebig [Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), German chemist], but while you are enjoying yourselves, I expect to be a hundred miles at least on my way to Scotland in the Royal yacht.' He hopes to be able to make Liebig's acquaintance on his return.

[Sir Thomas Clouston, Scottish asylum physician and psychiatrist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. S Clouston') regarding a donation to an unfortunate woman, and his family holiday on Orkney

Author: 
Sir Thomas Clouston [Sir Thomas Smith Clouston] (1840-1915), Scottish asylum physician and psychiatrist
Publication details: 
ONE: On letterhead of 26 Heriot Row, Edinburgh; 6 June 1910. TWO: On letterhead of Holodyke, Dounby, Orkney; 29 September 1910.
£200.00

Both in good condition, lightly aged, and each with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. Both addressed to 'My dear Pierce'. (Pierce had worked under Clouston at the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, before taking up his post at the York Retreat asylum in 1892.) Clouston's hand is markedly disordered hand, and difficult of decipherment. ONE: 2pp, 12mo. He is enclosing a cheque for three guineas 'for [Maher's?] Fund'.

[John Hughlings Jackson, neurologist.] Typed Draft, with Autograph emendations, of letter replying to 'Dr Osler', i.e. Sir William Osler on a proposal by him and Silas Weir Mitchell and James Jacksom Putnam, regarding reprinting his papers.

Author: 
John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911), neurologist and pioneer in the field of epilepsy [Sir William Osler (1849-1919); Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) and James Jacksom Putnam (1846-1918), neurologists]
Publication details: 
3 Manchester Square, London; 12 February 1901.
£400.00

1p, 4to. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the blank reverse. Folded twice.Unsigned. Eighteen line typescript with a number of autograph emendations.He begins by thanking 'Dr Osler' for the letter he has sent containing a request made not only in his own name, but also in those of the American neurologists Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) and James Jacksom Putnam (1846-1918), and which Jackson has 'carefully considered'. He continues: 'Many of my papers, all the old ones, are very old fashioned and are not worthy of reprint.

[Sir Anthony Carlisle, eminent surgeon.] Autograph Letter Signed ('A Carlisle') [to the sculptor Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey], offering 'an ornamented entire Egyptian Sarcophagus' and proposing a fishing trip.

Author: 
Sir Anthony Carlisle (1768-1840), President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor of Anatomy of the Royal Society, Surgeon Extraordinary to George IV [Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781-1841)]
Publication details: 
3 Langham Place; 24 June [no year].
£90.00

2pp, 12mo. Aged and worn, with closed tears and slight loss along edges, and crudely trimmed along one edge. The recipient is not identified, but the reference to 'Mrs. Chantrey' reveals him as the sculptor. The letter begins: 'My dear Sir | If you for fancys sake want an ornamented entire Egyptian Sarcophagus & its coverlid in Granite, a young Friend of mine who has late[ly] returned from venting his juvenile volition in Nubia has the Article to be disposed of, & perhaps 250£ will buy it – as a Hall vessel or for a more mental concern the Thing is eligible & cannot be thought dear'.

[Sir James Clark, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Ja Clark MD'), 'To the Curators of the library of the College of Surgeons', a reference for 'Mr. Fergus' who wants to read in the library.

Author: 
Sir James Clark (1788-1870), Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, and to St George's Infirmary
Publication details: 
George Street [London]; 10 October 1832.
£50.00

1p, 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to blank reverse. Folded several times. Addressed at bottom left 'To the Curators of the library of the College of Surgeons'. Reads: 'Gentlemen, | Mr. Fergus, who is desirous of obtaining the advantage of reading in the library of the College of Surgeons, is known to me as a most respectable young man, and the permission to carry on his researches in your library will be bestowed on a very deserving person.'

[Sir James Clark, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria.] Autograph Note Signed ('Ja Clark') to 'Mr Owen', i.e. Sir Richard Owen, regarding 'Mr Combe' sending Owen his work.

Author: 
Sir James Clark (1788-1870), Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, and to St George's Infirmary [Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), palaeontologist; George Combe, Scottish phrenologist]
Publication details: 
No place; 14 May [no year].
£90.00

1p, 16mo. In fair condition, aged and grubby, with remains of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'Dear Mr Owen, | I have sent your note to Mr Combe & hope he may be able to send you the work - | Yours truly | Ja Clark'. The note has a light stamp at top left of page, stating that it is 'Ex. Litt. Ricardi Owen', and a gift to Sherborne from 'R. S. Owen'.

[Daniel Hack Tuke, physician to the York Retreat asylum.] Two Autograph Letters Signed to Bedford Pierce, one on Sir Thomas Clouston, the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, and Pierce's appointment at York, the other on insanity in 'a Lunatic's child'.

Author: 
Daniel Hack Tuke (1827-1895), physician and writer on psychological medicine, visiting physician to the York Retreat asylum and York Dispensary [Bedford Pierce (1861-1932); Sir Thomas Clouston]
Publication details: 
ONE: On letterhead of Lyndon Lodge, Hanwell, W. [London]; 22 June 1892. TWO: No place; 18 November 1893.
£500.00

Two good substantial letters, the first written with Pierce on the verge of leaving Sir Thomas Clouston (1840-1915) and the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, and taking up the position of medical superintendent at the York Retreat asylum, and contemplating going to a conference in Paris in the interim; and the second a discussion of the question of the propensity to insanity of 'a lunatic's Child'. Both items in good condition, lightly aged, on grey paper, with thin strips of paper adhering from mounts. ONE: 22 June 1892. 8pp, 12mo. On two bifoliums. Signed 'D Hack Tuke'.

[Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, distinguished surgeon.] Autograph Letter Signed ('B C Brodie') to Mrs Hewitt of Nantwich, giving advice on what action to take regarding her indisposition.

Author: 
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1783-1862), distinguished surgeon and physiologist, Serjeant Surgeon to William IV and Victoria, first President of the General Medical Council
Publication details: 
Zurich; 8 September 1853.
£75.00

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the blank reverse of the second leaf. Tipped-in below the signature is the letter's envelope, addressed, with postmarks, to 'Mrs Hewitt | Wrenbury Hall | Nantwich', amended to 'Chislehurst | Kent'. He begins by explaining that he has 'been for the last few weeks on the continent, & in consequence of the gross neglect of the Geneva post office' her letter has only just reached him. He is sorry that he should have been 'made to appear so negligent'.

[Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, Serjeant Surgeon to William IV and Victoria.] Autograph Prescription Signed ('B C Brodie') in case of 'Miss Smedley'.

Author: 
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1783-1862), distinguished surgeon and physiologist, Serjeant Surgeon to William IV and Victoria, first President of the General Medical Council
Publication details: 
No place; 1 May 1845.
£50.00

1p, 4to. On grey paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. Folded three times. A typical prescription, in Latin, beneath the heading 'Miss Smedley. April [last word deleted] May 1 1845'. The prescription begins with the usual 'Rx'; the last of the fourteen lines that follow ending with Brodie's signature ('B C Brodie').

[Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, Serjeant Surgeon to William IV and Victoria.] Autograph Letter Signed ('B C Brodie')

Author: 
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1783-1862), distinguished surgeon and physiologist, Serjeant Surgeon to William IV and Victoria, first President of the General Medical Council
Publication details: 
14 Savile Row [London]; 5 December 1836.
£90.00

2pp, 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. The recipient is not identified. Reads: 'My Dear Sir | I hope that I shall not put you to inconvenience by making my visit to your patient today as late as half past five o clock. A particular circumstance has occurred which will prevent my being in your part of the town at the time originally proposed.'

[Sir Charles Bell, Professor of Surgery at the University of Edinburgh.] Autograph Signature ('Charles Bell') to printed certificate of attendance at his lectures.

Author: 
Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Scottish physiologist and surgeon, Professor of Surgery at the University of Edinburgh
Publication details: 
University of Edinburgh; 12 April 1842.
£450.00

1p, 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with thin strip from mount adhering to blank reverse. Bell's large, assured signature to an austere printed form, completed in manuscript. At head, in gothic type: 'University of Edinburgh.' The text reads (with manuscript additions in square brackets): '12th APRIL 1842. | I hereby certify that Mr [R G Lond?] has attended my Lectures on Surgery, in this University, during the Winter Session 1841-42. | [Very] regularly. He has also given me satisfaction on the Examinations. | [Charles Bell] | Professor of Surgery.'

[Sir Morell Mackenzie, British physician and pioneer of laryngology.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Morell Mackenzie'), inviting 'Mr Squire' to dinner at the Reform Club.

Author: 
Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892), British physician and pioneer of laryngology
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 19 Harley Street, Cavendish Square, W. [London]; 25 July 1891.
£35.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. Reads: 'Dear Mr Squire, | Will you give me the pleasure of your company at dinner at the Reform Club Pall Mall next Friday the 31st. instant at 8 o'clock'. From the distinguished autograph collection of the psychiatrist Richard Alfred Hunter (1923-1981), whose collection of 7000 works relating to psychiatry is now in Cambridge University Library.

[Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, physiologist and Nobel Laureate.] Five Autograph Letters Signed (all 'C. S. Sherrington') to the neurologist Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, including references to Sir William Osler, Ramón y Cajal, Hortega, and the BBC.

Author: 
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952), physiologist, Nobel Laureate and President of the Royal Society [Sir Geoffrey Jefferson (1886-1961), neurologist and pioneering neurosurgeon]
Publication details: 
One on letterhead of 'Brookside', Valley Road, Ipswich: 2 December 1939. Four from 12 Grassington Road, Eastbourne: 1948 (1) and 1949 (3).
£2,500.00

The five items in good condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: 2 December 1939. With envelope addressed to 'Geoffrey Jefferson Esq. F.R.C.S | 33 Belfield Road | Didsbury | Manchester'. 2pp, 12mo. He thanks him for his 'kind notice of Harvey Cushing. Harvey was with me only a few months.' What Jefferson tells him of Cushing's 'treatment of an application to him from me years ago for a testimonial tickles me - & my vanity!

[Sir Henry W. Acland, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Henry W: Acland'), regarding arrangements made by Benjamin Jowett for recipient and Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie to stay at Balliol while in Oxford for a meeting.

Author: 
Sir Henry W. Acland [Sir Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland] (1815-1900), Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford [Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol; Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, celebrated surgeon]
Publication details: 
Oxford; 17 June [1847].
£120.00

2pp, 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf. The year has been noted in another hand. The recipient is not identified. The letter begins: 'My dear sir, | I have made arrangements with my excellent friend Mr. Jowett of Baliol Coll. that he should offer to you rooms in Balliol. You will be there with our common friend Brodie, and will I am quite sure find nothing that will not add to your comfort and enjoyment in the Meeting'.

[Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, Professor of Surgery and Pathology at the Royal College of Surgeons.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jonathan Hutchinson') to the physician W. F. Cleveland, regarding the forthcoming British Medical Association general meeting.

Author: 
Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828-1913), surgeon and ophthalmologist, Professor of Surgery and Pathology at the Royal College of Surgeons [William Frederick Cleveland, physician]
Publication details: 
Finsbury Circus, E.C. [London]; 26 July 1859.
£120.00

For information on the recipient the physician William Frederick Cleveland (1823-1898), see his obituary, BMJ, 3 December 1898. The letter concerns the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the British Medical. Association, held at Liverpool, 27 to 29 July 1859.. 2pp, 12mo. Lightly aged and worn, with small square of paper cut from head, slightly affecting the address, and thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the reverse. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir, | The balloting list is of no use excepting to those who attend the Genl Meeting at Liverpool'.

[Royal College of Surgeons.] Document with ten Signatures: Thomas Keate, Master; Sir Charles Blicke, Sir David Dundas, Governors; Sir William Blizard; Henry Cline; Sir James Earle; Sir Everard Home; George Chandler; Thompson Forster; Charles Hawkins.

Author: 
Royal College of Surgeons: Thomas Keate; Sir Charles Blicke; Sir David Dundas; Sir William Blizard; Henry Cline; Sir James Earle; Sir Everard Home; George Chandler; Thompson Forster; Charles Hawkins
Publication details: 
Royal College of Surgeons [London]; 6 July 1810.
£800.00

The document bearing the ten signatures is 1p, 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to blank reverse of document. Folded twice. A printed form, completed in manuscript, with the ten signatures of leading figures in the medical world of Georgian London in a column at bottom right, the first two grouped as 'Governors' and the other seven as 'Examiners': 'Charles Blicke | David Dundas | C Hawkins | J Earle | G Chandler | T Forster | Everard Home | William Blizard | Henry Cline'.

[Robert Bentley Todd, physician and physiologist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('R B Todd') to 'Profr Owen', i.e. the palaeontologist Richard Owen, regarding his contribution to 'parturient' volumes of the 'Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology'.

Author: 
Robert Bentley Todd (1809-1860), Irish physician, physiologist and medical author [Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), palaeontologist]
Publication details: 
3 New Street, Spring Gardens [London]; 29 December [no year].
£250.00

1p, 12mo. With mourning border. Aged and worn, with damage at head repaired with archival tape. Thin strip of paper from mount adhering on blank reverse. Addressed to 'Profr Owne', the letter reads: 'My dear Owen - | The press is just now parturient with two Parts of ye Cyclopaedia. As soon as ye patient is fairly delivered which will be in about ten days I will send to you respecting your MS & ye remaining wood engravings.' The letter has a light stamp at top left of page, stating that the item is 'Ex. Litt. Ricardi Owen', and a gift to Sherborn College from 'R. S. Owen'.

[Sir Samuel Wilks, Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria and President of the Royal College of Physicians.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Samuel Wilks') to W. F. Cleveland, comparing two cases, and discussing Metcalfe Johnson and 'Dr Silsons case'.

Author: 
Sir Samuel Wilks (1824-1911), Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, President of the Royal College of Physicians, medical author [William Frederick Cleveland (1823-1898), surgeon]
Publication details: 
St Thomas's Hospital, Southwark [London]. 7 March 1854.
£250.00

For information on the recipient William Frederick Cleveland, see his obituary, BMJ, 3 December 1898. 4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. Folded twice. The letter begins: 'My dear Cleveland, | I am much obliged for referring me to the case I speak of. I have had a somewhat similar one myself at the lung dispensary.

[Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, surgeon to Queen Victoria and President of Royal College of Surgeons.] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. Spencer Wells') to W. F. Cleveland, arranging a joint consultation, and inviting him to 'see me do ovariotomy'.

Author: 
Sir Thomas Spencer Wells (1818-1897), surgeon to Queen Victoria and President of the Royal College of Surgeons [William Frederick Cleveland (1823-1898), surgeon]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 3 Upper Grosvenor Street, Grosvenor Square, London W.; 13 May [no year].
£220.00

For information on the recipient William Frederick Cleveland, see his obituary, BMJ, 3 December 1898. 2pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper adhering to the reverse of the blank second leaf. Folded twice. He begins by explaining that he has been that day asked 'to see a patient of your with a large abdominal tumour – (named Conlon, I think) living somewhere near you – I said I had better see her with you & she asked me to arrange with you to see her on Thursday afternoon'.

[Sir William Charles Ellis, asylum superintendent.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W C Ellis') to Yarmouth physician Henry Davey, describing – in support of his use of phrenology in diagnosis – the case history of a violent and insane 'Lady of Rank'.

Author: 
Sir William Ellis [Sir William Charles Ellis] (1780-1839), physician, first medical superintendent at Hanwell Asylum, where his humane treatment was influential [Henry William Robert Davey, Yarmouth]
Publication details: 
'Hanwell [Middlesex County Asylum] 31 Decembr 1835.'
£450.00

Ellis was the first Medical Superintendent at the Middlesex County Asylum, serving in the position from 1831 to 1838. His 'humane treatment' and 'therapeutic employment' were highly influential. The present letter is of high interest, with Ellis displaying his qualities – in support of his use of phrenology in diagnosis – in describing his treatment of a violent and insane 'Lady of Rank'. 3pp, 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the reverse of the second leaf, which is addressed, with postmarks and seal in red wax, to 'H. W.

[Sir David Ferrier, pioneering Scottish neurologist and psychologist.] Typed Letter Signed ('David Ferrier') to 'Dr. Lyon', giving his diagnosis of 'Mr Leroy', who is 'not quite injudicious as to the use of stimulants'.

Author: 
Sir David Ferrier (1843-1928), Scottish neurologist and psychologist [Dr Lyon; Mr Leroy]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 34 Cavendish Square, W. [London]; 22 April 1901.
£180.00

1p, 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of leaf. Folded twice. He begins by expressing his obligation to Lyon 'for recommending Mr Leroy to consult me'. He finds some of Leroy's symptoms 'suggestive of alcoholism or perhaps mild lead poisoning, but there was no clear evidence of either'. Nevertheless Ferrier believes Leroy to be 'not quite injudicious as to the use of stimulants.

[Sir Norman Moore, physician and medical historian.] Autograph Signature ('Norman Moore | M.D.'), as Warden of the College, St Bartholomew's Hospital, to certificate stating that Bedford Pierce 'preserves a good Moral Character'.

Author: 
Sir Norman Moore (1847-1922), physician and medical historian; Warden of the College, St Bartholomew's Hospital [Bedford Pierce (1861-1932), psychiatrist]
Publication details: 
St Bartholomew's Hospital, E.C. [London]; 5 October 1888.
£180.00

For both Moore and Pierce see their entries in the Oxford DNB. 1p, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of blank second leaf. The certificate is written by another party, with Moore signing and dating at the foot: 'Norman Moore | M.D. | Warden of the College | Oct. 5.

[Sir Victor Horsely, pioneer of neurosurgery and social reformer.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Victor Horsley') directing the recipient to Stephen Paget's 'Experiments on Animals' for a discussion of 'the subject of myxoedema & other allied points'.

Author: 
Sir Victor Horsley [Sir Victor Alexander Haden Horsley] (1857-1916), pioneer of neurosurgery and social reformer, Professor of Pathology, and of Clinical Surgery, at University College London
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 25 Cavendish Square, W. [London]; 25 October 1903.
£450.00

4pp, 16mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. The recipient is not named. After apologising for a delayed response ('I have been very greatly pressed with work') he continues: 'You will find the subject of myxoedema & other allied points dealt with in Mr. Stephen Paget's book Experiments on Animals'. The recipient would, Horsley is sure, 'find it extremely interesting & useful'.

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