Lot 922: Baillie, Matthew

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2015-09-16 14:11:47

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Lot 922: Baillie Matthew: (1761-1823) Scottish-Born Physician And Pathologist. A.L.S., M Baillie, Two Pages, 4To, London, 8Th February 1814, To [Antoine Portal]. Baillie States That He Is Flattered To Have Received His Correspondent'S Letter And Treatise 'As A Testimony Of Approbation From One Of The Most Celebrated Anatomists And Physicians In Europe' And Continues 'I Have Been For Many Years Acquainted With Your High Reputation And Have Read Some Of Your Excellent Works With Instruction - I Had Not Seen However Your Admirable Work, Cours D'Anatomie Medicale Till Lately And Therefore I Have Not Been Able To Derive Advantage From It, In Publishing The Last Edition Of My Treatise Upon Morbid Anatomy - Should This Book Ever Come To Another Edition, I Shall Not Fail To Take Advantage Of So Ample A Source Of Information'. With Blank Integral Leaf. Vgbaron Antoine Portal (1742-1832) French Anatomist, Doctor And Medical Historian.Baillie'S The Morbid Anatomy Of Some Of The Most Important Parts Of The Human Body (1793) Is Considered The First Systematic Study Of Pathology, And The First Publication In English On Pathology As A Separate Subject. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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