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  • Early Manuscript Lecture Notes from New York University Medical School
    two volumes, 12mo, 107, 138 manuscript pages, bound in original roan backed boards, entries written in pencil in a legible hand, very good, clean and legible condition.
    Manuscript lecture notes on the lectures of Granville Sharp Pattison (1791-1851), Valentine Mott (1785-1865), Gunning S. Bedford (1806-1870), Martyn Paine (1794-1877), Samuel Henry Dickson (1798-1872). An interesting pair of medical lecture notes kept by an early medical student of New York University Medical School, New York University College of Medicine was founded in 1841. These notes were taken at the lectures of four of its founders:  Drs. Bedford, Mott, Paine and Pattison. Dickson was hired in 1847 but remained there only three years, he was subsequently appointed to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. more >