Lot 919: Adams, Joseph



2015-09-16 14:11:47

Lot 919: Adams Joseph: (1756-1818) British Physician And Surgeon. A.L.S., Joseph Adams, Two Pages, 4To, London, 22Nd July 1814, To [Antoine] Portal, Professor Of Medicine At Paris. Adams Announces 'The Satisfaction I Felt In Perusing Your Very Valuable Trait On "Hereditary Or Family Diseases" Has Induced Me To Put My Various Memorandums In Order & The Fruit Of The Whole Has Been The Production (No Longer Present), Which I Have The Honor To Lay Before You…' Continuing To Add That He Has Pursued The Subject Further And Seeking Portal'S Approval, Concluding 'The Subject Is Certainly Not Less New Than Important & The World Must Feel Many Obligations To You For Reviving It'. With Integral Address Leaf. Some Extremely Minor, Very Light Age Wear, Vgbaron Antoine Portal (1742-1832) French Anatomist, Doctor And Medical Historian.Adams Published A Number Of Works During His Lifetime Including Observations On Morbid Poisons, Phagedaena And Cancer (1807), Although The Work That He Refers To In The Present Letter Was A Philosophical Treatise On The Hereditary Peculiarities Of The Human Race: With Notes Illustrative On The Subject, Particularly In Gout, Scrofula And Madness (1814). International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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