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HOLMES, Oliver Wendell [1809 - 1894].
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.

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- ANATOMY - ANAESTHETICS - LITERATURE -

*An original coloured lithograph from 'Vanity Fair' magazine. American physician and poet, graduated from Harvard in 1829, MD from Harvard Medical School in 1836. He was a powerful advocate for medical reform, perhaps best known in medicine for his positing the the idea that physicians transmitted puerperal fever from patient to patient through poor hygiene. He was also active in belle lettres and photography and developed a hand-held stereoscope viewer.

Vanity Fair. London.

Date Published: 1886.

Stock No. 18698

Price: 75.00

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