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Clinical Experiments, Histories, and Dissections.

HOME, Francis (1719-1813).

Published by J. Murray, 1682 [i.e. 1782]., London:, 1682
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Second edition. 8vo. xii, 499, [1 blank], [ads 8] pp. Toned, rear end-leaves water-stained. Later full-grain calf, gilt-stamped black leather spine label; binding worn, outer hinges reinforced with Kozo, spine missing small pieces. Date incorrectly printed on title-page as DCLXXXIIâ"37 years before Home was bornâ"erroneously omitting a "C," as the book was actually published in 1782. Inscription from "John Tetsworth [?] to Jonathan Havesy [?]" Good. This work was published after years of observation by Homes at the Royal Infirmary at Edinburgh. "Besides containing accurate histories of the cases of particular patients, a distinct view of the treatment in each, and the principle observations which were delivered in lecture, it exhibits also a faithful account of trials which have been made with the greatest part of the new remedies lately introduced into practice; and a minute detail of the effects which have been observed to result from them" (Medical and Philosophical, p. 463). Home, who served with the British army in Flanders, studied medicine at Leyden before graduating with his degree at Edinburgh in 1850. After joining the College of Physicians and producing several works, he was appointed to Chair of the Materia Medica at Edinburgh, following his professorship in that department. As chair, he followed William Cullen "into speculations and beyond what the state of knowledge at the time had justified, but he also 'fully considered the physical characters and mode of administration drugs' which Cullen had omitted" (Grant, p. 424). Home was ultimately "made a Clinical Professor of Medicine, and in 1780 he brought out Clinical Experiments, Histories, and Dissections, in which work he related the effects produced by many new remedies tried by him in the Infirmary. He thus contributed to the advance of Therapeutics" (Grant, p. 424). Upon his retirement from Edinburgh, he chose his son, James Home (1798-1821) as his successor, 'whose great success as a teacher raised the Chair of Materia Medica to a height of prosperity which has never been surpassed. . . '" (Grant, p. 424). Grant, Alexander. The Story of the University of Edinburgh During Its First Three Hundred Years. Vol. 2. London: Longmans, Green, 1884; Society of Physicians in Edinburgh, and First Medical Society of Edinburgh. Medical and Philosophical Commentaries. Vol. 6. London: J. Murray, 1779; Welcome 11276942. Bookseller Inventory # M12366

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Title: Clinical Experiments, Histories, and ...

Publisher: J. Murray, 1682 [i.e. 1782]., London:

Publication Date: 1682

Binding: Hardcover

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