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Discurso pronunciado na Sessão Anniversaria Solemne da Sociedade das Sciencias Medicas de Lisboa, no dia 12 de Maio do corrente anno de 1839, perante Sua Magestade o Senhor Rei Dom Fernando II, protector da mesma Sociedade, e hum numeroso concurso composto de grande parte dos distinctos Litteratos da Capital, e de várias outras pessoas mui respeitaveis .

LEITÃO, António José de Lima.

Published by [Colophon] Lisbon, Na Impr. de J.M.R. e Castro, 1839., 1839
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4°, stitched. Caption title. Clean and crisp. In fine condition. 15 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this lecture delivered at the anniversary of the Sociedade das Sciencias Medicas de Lisboa on 12 May 1839. It gives a brief history of the Society and an astute overview of Portuguese medicine, noting particularly its place within general medical trends.Lima Leitão (1787-1856), a major figure in Portuguese medicine, was born in Lagos (Algarve) and served as a physician with the French and the Portuguese armies from 1808 to 1814, before moving to Brazil. In 1816 he was sent from Rio de Janeiro to Mozambique, where he was chief physician, and from there in 1819 to India, to act as Intendente de Agricultura. Lima Leitão was a professor at the Royal School of Surgery in Lisbon, president of the Lisbon Society of Medical Sciences, and an active contributor to the Portuguese medical press. He served twice in the Cortes and published numerous works on medicine and politics, as well as some poetry and a translation of Virgil. *** Innocêncio VIII, 203. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da colecção portuguesa II, 244. Pires de Lima, Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 2372. Not in Wellcome. Ferreira de Mira, História da medicina portuguesa p. 345. Porbase lists without a location. Not located in Copac. Not located in NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 22077

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Title: Discurso pronunciado na Sessão Anniversaria ...

Publisher: [Colophon] Lisbon, Na Impr. de J.M.R. e Castro, 1839.

Publication Date: 1839

Edition: 1st Edition

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