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[HEBERDEN, William, the Younger].
A Literal Translation of the Apostolical Epistles and Revelation, With a Concurrent Commentary.

pp. (ii), ii, 578, (i) Corrections, (i) blank. In presentation bible-black full morocco, decorated in blind on boards and spine, gilt doublures, all edges gilt, the spine rather heavily rubbed at the ends and edges and a touch worn at the head, the boards a little rubbed at the edges, internally very nice, with an obituary notice regarding the author from the London Medical Gazette pasted to the inside of each board, presentation inscription from GERRARD THOS. ANDREWES - 'To Dr. Bright as a small mark of gratitude from....', Jany. 1848.

*A scarce text - COPAC records Oxford - TCD and the British Library only. WILLIAM HEBERDEN the Younger. [1767-1845], took his medical degrees in Oxford, thence to St. George's London where he was elected physician in 1793, resigning this office in 1803. He had been appointed physician-in-ordinary to the queen in 1806, and to George III in 1809. During George's final illness he was one of the physicians most frequently in attendance. He was censor and elect at the College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and delivered the Harveian Oration in 1809. His wife died in 1812, when he retired from his London practice and devoted his time to the care and education of his children. However, he retained his royal duties and in 1826 returned to London and to his practice, in part to be with his son who had started his own medical education at St. George's. In 1829 the boy died from dissection room fever, and shortly afterwards, another son died. The tragic events of his later life culminated in the death of his eldest daughter in 1833; he again retired from London practice and devoted the remainder of his life to the study and authorship of theological subjects. He was regarded as an accomplished physician and scholar, though his writings were not numerous. He published his father's 'Commentarii de Morborum Historia et Curatione', in 1802, having the distinction, according to Rolleston, of being the last important medical treatise to be written in Latin. In the same year, he published an English translation, though his name does not appear on the title. His own major medical publication was 'Morborum Puerilium Epitome', 1804, though Garrison-Morton [#6327] comment - 'It is probable that the above work was compiled from notes left by Heberden senior'. GERRARD ANDREWES [1750-1825], born at Leicester, educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge. He took various clerical appointments, until in 1791, he became preacher at the Magdalen and in 1799, at the Foundling Hospital. In 1809 he accepted Spencer Perceval's invitation to become Dean of Canterbury. His only son married one of the daughters of William Heberden the Younger. RICHARD BRIGHT [1789-1858], regarded as 'the father of nephrology'. Both he and Andrewes, above, have a mural monument in St.James's Piccadilly, Presumably, he must have attended Andrewes or a member of his family, in his medical capacity; according to Joseph Payne in DNB, he was the leading consulting physician in London.

J. G. and F. Rivington. London.

Date Published: 1839. 8vo.

Stock No. 58735

Price: 300.00