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dovegreyreader

Fascinating looking book,I'm currently reading Hubbub, Filth, Stench and Noise in England and finding it so interesting.I suspect I shall start a little reading project on the history of medicine any day now I've seen this.

Alison

oh this book looks like a must have, especially given my morbid fascination with health and medicine at the moment ;-)
we are putting off our burns supper and stabbing of the haggi until tomorrow, as number one son, who is the real haggis addict in this house us away for a sleepover tonight. better late than never.

tara

Karen, you have such a unique and beautiful way of photographing books. Very interesting post, and I love the cover of that book.

Harri

Is House in this book?I think not!
would it be helpful to a young medical student?

Margaret Powling

Today's Cornflower notes brings to mind a book in my collection which I simply cannot bear to read: Post-Mortem Examinations. It is by Professor Rudolph Virchow and has been translated from the German by Dr T P Smith. It was pubilshed in 1880 and it begins - the only bit I've read - when Prof. Virchow describes autopsies in 1844, when he was an assistant, which were "unmethodically performed." I expect it is a fascinating book should I have the stomach to read further! I've no idea where this book came from. I found it in my late mother's collection and can only suspect it came from her late bother's collection, but anyone could have given it to her! It has a name plate of Clinton T Dent (which sounds American) and then another owner has signed his name: Franklin Alexander Croxon. The full title of this book is: A Description and Exploration of the Method of Performing Post-Mortem Examinations in the dead-house of the Berlin Charite (sorry I can't do an accent on the e) Hospital. Perhaps one day I will feel strong enough to read it! I am sure your book is much more readable!

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