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Willis (J. Murray) lecture notes
Biomed.0725  
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Description
"A manuscript notebook of lecture notes. Based upon the title these lecture notes appear late - in the decade of extinction - of the Thomsonian wave of botanical medicine. Nonetheless, the lecture notes offered here provide an insight into the ambitious nature of Thomsonian "cures" and their longevity within the medical community. The lecture notes begin with by introducing what can only be described as severe diseases of the brain, heart, and then "Bright's Disease". This is followed by pages of less threatening ailments and their respective cures and applications. Finally there is a general section given over to treatment methodology that is accompanied by remarks on specific diseases. Such lecture records are rare survivals. Dr Willis has signed the endpaper. See Haller, The People's Doctors." -- Antiquarian bookseller's description.
Background
J. Murray Willis, M.D. graduated in 1877 from the Medical College of Maine, in Brunswick, then practised as a physician in Elliot, Maine.
Extent
1 unknown (1 notebook)
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