Read online or download a free book: Medical Portrait Gallery Volume 4: Biographical Memoirs Of The Most Celebrated Physicians, Surgeons, Etc., Etc., Who Have Contributed To The Advancement Of Medical Science
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (9 May 2012)
By: Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ...in the library of the medical officers of the army at Chatham. This library, with a collection of specimens of Pathological Anatomy, and a Museum of Natural History, are among the Institutions of the Medical Oflicers of the Army, founded by Sir James MGrigor since he came to office. The army offers abundant opportunities to the medical officers to form a museum of morbid anatomy. In Portsmouth, in 1810, Sir James MGrigor first made the attempt. Some preparations were made at Hilsea-hospital, but they scarcely amounted to fifty. They were made by Mr. Fraser and Dr. James Forbes. In 1816 they were removed, though in a state of decay, to York hospital: but here little was effected, and the preparations were ultimately taken to Chatham, where the facilities for their preparation, arrangement, c., are much greater, and where the object has been pursued with vigour and ability. For several years government lent no assistance towards this object, and the expense attendant upon making them, their transit to England, c. fell entirely on the medical officers. The museum is now placed on a solid foundation: and much credit is due to the late Dr. Forbes, Inspector General, when he superintended at Chatham: to the late Mr. Schetky, an able draftsman and an excellent anatomist: to Dr. Skey: and to Dr. Clark, as they successively came to the superintendence at Chatham: and very particularly to Dr. John Davy, the able officer who now superintends there: and to the spirit of the body in general of Medical Officers of the Army, for the state into which this collection has been raised. The museum of Natural History, greatly extended, has lately been placed in a. separate building, and contains some Zoological specimens not to be found in any other collection. Two fa...
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