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Lectures on "Neuroses"

c. 1780
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A volume of professorial lectures headed "Neuroses. Begun April 10th. 1780-Comata." There is no indication of the writer's identity, but he was evidently a pupil of William Cullen. Recto only inscribed, a few additions on verso. The contents are as follows:- Eight lectures on the causes, nature and treatment of certain diseases, as follows: Lecture 1, Apoplexy (fo. 1-12); Lecture 2, Palsy (fo. 12-21); Lecture 3, General treatment in such cases (no heading), beginning: "As I always wish that your knowledge of the Cure of Diseases should be Scientific rather than Empyrical" etc. (fo. 21-31); Lecture 4, on the same (no heading), mentioning exercise, "electricity in Shocks and Sparks," warm baths, etc. (fo. 31-39); Lecture 5, Syncope (fo. 39-45); Lecture 6, Dyspepsia (fo. 45-54); Lecture 7, Gastrodynia (fo. 54-64); Lecture 8, further remarks on Dyspepsia and its cure, unfinished (fo. 64-71). Folios 72-110 are blank.


c. 1780

Physical description

110 folios 4to. 19 × 15 cm. Modern binding.

Related material

See also No. 24.

Finding aids

Described in: Warren R. Dawson, Manuscripta medica. A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Medical Society of London (London, 1932).

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