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Medical commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8449

Scope and Contents

A medical commonplace book with prescriptions at one end, many of which are ascribed to authors, and extracts from medical writers at the other, including passages from Dr Harvey's Anatomical exercises of the motion of the heart. The volume is inscribed on the flyleaf 'Wye. March the 14th 1652/3'.


  • 1653 (Circa)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The book was formerly part of the library of Dr H.P. Bayon. Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.


The collection is no. 17 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 4.
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