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Miscellania anatomica [et] physiologica [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Elmer, Jonathan, 1745-1817.
Publication:
[Philadelphia], 1767-1768.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
166 leaves : paper ; 201 x 125 (179 x 115) mm. bound to 207 x 135 mm.
Subjects:
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Lectures.
Manuscripts, English -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
English, with quotations and three essays in Latin.
Biography/History:
New Jersey physician, legislator, and jurist who received his bachelor of medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania June 1, 1768.
Summary:
A collection of medical lectures and essays written and transcribed (some from manuscript lectures of other physicians) by Elmer, the first was "Delivered at the meeting of the junior medical society in the Pennsylvania Hospital in December 1767."
Contents:

An essay on the motion of the heart / Jonathan Elmer.
An anatomical and physiological account of the heart.
An essay on the blood / William Hunter.
Of the blood / Dr. Cullen.
Of the structure of the glands and of secretion / Dr. Hunter.
Tentamina tria physiologica 1. De Penis erectione, 2. De menstruis, 3. De conceptu.
A lecture on respiration ... taken chiefly from Dr. Hoadley's three lectures on respiration / John Morgan.
Animadversions on the doctrine therein advanced of air being naturally contained in the cavity of the thorax between the pleura & lungs / Jonathan Elmer.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. i recto).
Foliation: Paper, 166; [iii, 1-163]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script, apparently in the hand of Jonathan Elmer (signature, f. i recto).
Decoration: Diagram (f. 148v).
Binding: Contemporary half sheep, marbled boards; hinges partly cracked.
Origin: Written in Philadelphia, 1767-1768.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Jonathan A. Hill (New York), May 2001.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 848.
Contributor:
Cullen, William, 1710-1790.
Hunter, William, 1718-1783.
Morgan, John, 1735-1789.
OCLC:
224526217
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