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Bateman, Thomas (1778-1821), M.D.

Bateman, Thomas, 1778-1821
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Clinical notebook and case book compiled by an unnamed medical student at Edinburgh who later practised in London. With numerous commonplaces.

ff. 1v.-2r. Index.

ff. 3r.-82r. Notes on various diseases and medical conditions, based on printed sources, lectures, and the compiler's own personal knowledge. With a few notes on medical history.

ff. 82v.-128r. (numerous blanks). Notes on cutaneous diseases, based mainly on the compiler's own cases between 1813 and 1816.

ff. 130r.-131r. Notes on nervous diseases in indigestion, including case notes.

ff. 131v.-152r. largely blank.

ff. 152v.-158r. Analysis of surnames.

ff. 159r.-165r. Miscellaneous verses transcribed from published works.

ff. 165v.-167r. blank. ff. 171v.-172r. 'Analysis of Mr Alison's essay on Taste' [Archibald Alison, Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste, 1790].

ff. 173r.-174r. Notes on the growth of plants.

ff. 174v. Poem transcribed from the Morning Chronicle, 20 March 1816.

ff. 175r.-180v. blank.

ff. 181r.-183r. Moral, literary and scientific 'queries'.



Physical description

183 ff. (original pagination 1-12, 15-202, 205-264, 267-302, 305-336, 339-372) 1 vol., 230 × 190 mm. Modern, half-calf binding, lettered 'Common place Book, Edinburgh 1799' on spine.

Acquisition note

Purchased from C.W.M. Pratt, 1993.

Biographical note

The handwriting and other internal evidence suggest beyond doubt that the compiler was Thomas Bateman, the early dermatological specialist (cf. [J. Rumsey], Some account of the life and character of the late Thomas Bateman, 1826, pp. 108-115).

Finding aids

Described in typescript supplements, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.


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