Richardson, Sir Benjamin Ward (1828-1896)

  • Richardson, Sir Benjamin Ward, 1828-1896
c. 1855
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Notes for lectures on scrofula, diseases of the eye and chest [Incomplete]. This MS. consists of notes, perhaps holograph, with a general title 'Diseases of the blood. Continued'. This begins with remarks on 'Scrofula. Exercise the twenty-sixth[ -twenty-ninth]' (ff. 1-29). Following these are 'Special Diseases.' 'Ophthalmia' (ff. 30-138), 'Diseases of the Chest' (ff. 139-200). Ff. 1-21 versos contain 'Readings on Scrofula', apparently written somewhat later. It is possible that these notes were written for lectures at the Grosvenor School of Medicine, 1854-56 [see the Dictionary of National Biography]. Produced in London.


c. 1855

Physical description

1 volume 1 l. + 200 ff. + 1 bl. l. 4to. 23 × 181/2 cm. Original boards, defective. Mainly written on the rectos only.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1931.

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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  • 75682