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Introductory lecture for Harvard Medical School in 1850  

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An Introductory Lecture Delivered at the Massachusetts Medical College, November 6th, 1849

Bigelow, Henry J.


David Clapp



24 pp. (8vo) original printed wrappers. First Edition.

"Bigelow was elected professor of surgery at Harvard in 1849 and this was his first opportunity to deliver an introductory address to the opening session of a new course of lectures. He commented that 'it is my intention, with your permission, to briefly review our subject in connection with science, and with the community' (p. [3]). Bigelow goes on to discuss the broad principles of surgery, the importance of clinical instruction, operative surgery, malpractice, and quackery." Heirs of Hippocrates 1860.

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