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Cline (Henry) lecture collection
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Manuscript text "records lectures in anatomy given by the leading London surgeon Henry Cline (1750-1827), circa 1790. It is a rare record of Cline's early teaching, of particular interest because he did not publish any of his surgical and anatomical studies. The series of lectures here, numbered from one to sixty with individual titles recorded, were noted down by a student. They include: 'on the blood ... on the diseases of the arteries ... the absorbent system ... on the cellular membrane ...on the nerves ... on the muscles ... on the glands ... the bones... on the appendages to bone ... diseases of the spine ... bones of the skull ... diseases of the alimentary canal ... organs of smelling ... on the eye . .. on the teeth ... on the brain ...' The late eighteenth century date is indicated by the hand and paper, and supported by a reference to 'Lowders lectures on midwifery', Lowder being active in the last two decades of the eighteenth century. Cline was a supporter of the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793) and these lectures are of value both as a record of Cline as a pupil of Hunter and as a teacher in his own right. As a student Cline had been apprenticed to Thomas Smith, surgeon at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, while also lecturing for Joseph Else, lecturer on anatomy. Upon the death of Else in 1781, Cline succeeded him as lecturer in anatomy at St. Thomas's, succeeding Smith as surgeon there some three years later."--Antiquarian bookseller's description.
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