WILLIAM "1ST BARONET" JENNER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/25/1887 - HFSID 287781
Sale Price $637.50
WILLIAM “1ST BARONET” JENNERThree-page letter to a fellow English physician, declining to write him a letter of introduction to a foreign doctor Jenner doesn't know personally. Dated in 1887! Autograph Letter Signed: "W Jenner", 3 pages, 4½x7. 63 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, London, 1887 April 25. To "Dear Dr. Maxwell". In full: "I would be very happy to assist you but I have not the pleasure of the acquaintance of Dr. Baumler and I never like writing to foreigners with whom I am not in any way personally acquainted. Do you know Dr. Weber of Grosvenor Street? I have no doubt he could recommend you to the best man in Germany for the object you have in view. I return the specimen page as you may want it for other purposes." British physician William Jenner (1815-1898) is best known for distinguishing the separate identities of typhus and typhoid fevers (1847). A renowned physician and consultant, he was named Physician Extraordinary (1861) and Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria (1862) and Physician in Ordinary to the Prince of Wales (1863). Jenner, who was created a Baronet in 1868, was President of the Royal College of Physicians from 1881-1888. Medical content letters of Jenner are extremely desirable. Toned and lightly creased. Corners lightly worn. Notch at left lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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