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[YOUNG, Thomas].
Young's Lectures, vol.2, so titled - an 8vo. manuscript note-book beginning at LECTURE 26, page 1 and ending at LECTURE 50, page 471.

The contents cover OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY, DISEASES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

Description:
In early quarter calf and marbled boards, the joints cracked but holding, the first leaf loose, signature of E. B. MELFORD, undated, very clear manuscript in excellent condition.

*Probably THOMAS YOUNG, EDINBURGH [c.1730-1785], the third professor of midwifery at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; he had persuaded the Infirmary to open a small lying-in ward and was the first to give lectures on midwifery to medical students. See WALTER RADCLIFFE Milestones in Midwifery, 1967. This attribution is confirmed in Lecture 38, page 177, when the Lecturer discusses a personal case, a woman who went into labour on 'the Sands of Leith'. Thomas Young is also mentioned in HARVEY GRAHAM [FLACK] Eternal Eve, page 360, in connection with his method of disinfecting the lying-in ward after an outbreak of puerperal fever in 1773-4. The student whose notes these are, is not recorded in Plarr's Lives nor in Munk's Roll, not surprising, if he remained in Scotland.

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