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Schenck (John P.) notes on David Hosack lectures
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: John P. Schenck notes on David Hosack lectures
    Creator: Schenck, John P.
    Source: Palinurus Antiquarian Books
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0382
    Physical Description: 1 unknown (5 volumes)
    Date (inclusive): 1816-1817
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Palinurus Antiquarian Books, 2012.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6999439 

    Administrative/Biographical History

    David Hosack (born 31 August 1769, died 22 December 1835), a physician, was professor of botany and materia medica at Columbia University. He established Elgin Botanical Garden and was founder and president of the New York Historical Society. John P. Scheck (1797?-1872) received his medical degree at Columbia in 1819 (see Holloway, Medical obituaries, 401b).

    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript lecture notes recorded by medical student John P. Schenck for courses given by David Hosack at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Most lectures are numbered and dated, from late 1816 through early 1817. Written in cursive script in brown ink. The volume appears to be a bound-with of five smaller volumes. Volume 2, title page presents a list of 19 authors and brief titles: "In the course of the winter the following works were recommended for perusal." Volume 2 closes with tables of remedies, grouped by class or category, with headings: com[mon] name, med[ical] name, dose, and administration.. Volume [3] includes medical recipes or formulae and a table of "Dutchess C[ount]y Medical Society Standard of med[ical] charges," a list of fees for various services. Volume [4] is titled "Notes on anatomy & surgery ... by Dr. Post, lecturer." The title page to the first volume includes another person's name inscribed at top, and "Plenck's Pill" and "Dr. Post's office" following the other text.

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    Palinurus Antiquarian Books