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Lot 360

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A group of 13 items by prominent doctors of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries, includes: WILLIAM A. LANE (1856-1943) brilliant abdominal surgeon whose aseptic technique came to be known as the "Lane Technique", A.L.S., a warm letter of thanks along with a bold inscription and signature on a separate sheet; HAVELOCK ELLIS (1859-1937) scientist remembered for his sociology of sex, A.L.S. regarding a new drawing; GEORGE T. LADD (1842-1921) philosopher and pioneering psychologist, A.L.S. regarding a work of literature; WILLIAM JENNER (1815-1898) physician who established separate identities of typhus and typhoid fever, two individual signatures on small sheets; THOMAS BARLOW (1845-1945) physician and pioneer in the study of scurvy; two A.Ls.S., routine content; BENJAMIN C. BRODIE(1783-1862) surgeon who pioneered treatments in diseases of joints, thus reducing number of unnecessary amputations, brief A.L.S. with social content; JOHN ABERNETHY (1764-1831) pioneering physician, a manuscript prescription and separate closing to a letter; JOHANN L. SCHOLEIN (1793-1864) professor of medicine and pioneer in the study of ringworm, signature, mounted; and GEORGE COMBE (1788-1858) writer on phrenology, signature, mounted. Very good overall, thirteen pieces.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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