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PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph.
Medical Portrait Gallery. Biographical Memoirs of the Most Celebrated Physicians, Surgeons, Etc. Etc. Who Have Contributed to the Advancement of Medical Science.

Description:
61 steel engraved portraits PLUS lithographed facsimile of Boerhaave manuscript and of his memorial, PLUS a double-page facsimile of a Heberden manuscript. Each portrait is accompanied by a biographical account, varying from pp.4 to pp.40, though mostly around pp.12-16. Contemporary polished calf, an ex-library copy with stamp and call number to verso of first and third titles, edges severely rubbed, plates variously foxed as always.

*GARRISON-MORTON #6711 - A very useful collection of memoirs and portraits, each of which has a facsimile signature below [except for Galen, Hippocrates etc. !]. Pettigrew has given a good, selective bibliography with each memoir and his own, autobiographical account at the end, suitably the longest one in the book.

Fisher, Son, & Co.; Whittaker & Co. London.

Date Published: [1838]-1840. 4 volumes in 2.

Stock No. 56943

Price: 400.00

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