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Lectures on the Practice of Physic

  • Gregory, James, 1753-1821
c. 1795
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Gregory, James (1753-1821)
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About this work


Lectures on the Practice of Physic. Delivered at Edinburgh University. On p. 74 of Vol. I, the lecturer makes a reference, which helps to fix the date of these notes: 'My Father (i.e. John Gregory [1721-1773] who was at that time (about 50 or 60 years ago) a Student at this University.' Produced in Edinburgh.


c. 1795

Physical description

10 volumes 9 vols. 4to. 251/2 × 19 cm. Original calf bindings, some damaged. Written on the rectos only. The numerals on the spine of Vols. I, III, V and IX appear to have been deliberately defaced.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1907 (Vol. I, III, V, IX), 1911 (Vols. II, IV, VI, VII, VIII).

Biographical note

John Gregory entered Edinburgh University as a student in 1741, and went to Leyden in 1745.

Ownership note

A faint pencilled note inside the upper cover of Vol. I appears to read 'From Abernethys Library'. There is no mention of the writer of these notes.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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