Notes on lectures in surgery and materia medica by Philip Syng Physick, transcribed in a small, very legible hand by medical
student John Runkel. Includes two indexes at end: a general index of terms, and an index of materia medicine mentioned in
the latter pages of text (beginning on p.221). The manuscript date is established from a lecture ticket issued to John Runkel
(1786-1880) in 1815 to attend Physick's lectures on surgery, according to folder 1625, Matriculation and Lecture Ticket Collection
(UPA 3), University Archives, University of Pennsylvania (http://www.archives.upenn.edu/faids/upa/upa3/smallgroups/tickets2.html,
accessed 8 January 2016).
"Dr. John Runkel for a time studied theology, but abandoned it for the medical profession. He read medicine and attended several
course of lectures and received his degrees in Maryland. He began the practice of medicine in that State, and in 1821 removed
to Gettysburg [Pennsylvania], where he passed the remainder of his life. Being possessed of means he did not pursue his profession
actively."--History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886), p.368.
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