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Four-line medical prescription in Latin
Autograph Document, unsigned, 1 page, 7½x3. Ink note (unknown hand): "Abernethy's writing". Illegible scrawls on verso (unknown hand). British physician John Abernethy (1764-1831) became Assistant Surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1787, and he was the founder of St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, where he established a renowned museum of pathological anatomy. In 1813, Abernethy became Surgeon at Christ's Hospital, a position he held until 1828. A skilled surgeon who was named Surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1815, he was also a popular lecturer, publishing lectures on anatomy, surgery and pathology. Edges frayed. Toned and creased. Multiple fold creases. Ink smudges throughout document. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: Circa 1764 in Coleman Street, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: Circa 1831 in London, England, United Kingdom

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