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Cours de matière medicale par monsieur Alphonse Leroy

Ms. Codex 1817

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Cours de matière medicale par monsieur Alphonse Leroy
Date:
between 1770-1780
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1817
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
French
Language Note:
In French.
Abstract:
Volume containing lecture notes in French by an unknown student probably between the years 1770 to 1780. The lecture course in materia medica was taught by Alphonse Vincent Louis Antoine Leroy.
Cite as:
Cours de matière medicale par monsieur Alphonse Leroy, between 1770-1780, Ms. Codex 1817, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Leather bound volume containing lecture notes in French by an unknown student probably between the years 1770 to 1780. The lecture course in materia medica was taught by Alphonse Vincent Louis Antoine Leroy, a Parisian professor of medicine and physician of obstetrics and pediatrics. The lecture notes comprise studies of acids, air, astringents, earth, electricity, honey, metals, oil, plants, purgatives, and soaps and their effects on the body. There are discussions regarding the body concerning bile, digestion, formation of the body, sweat, and thirst. The numbered pages and the table of contents at the end of the volume appear to be in a different hand. They were probably written by Doctor Bodson of Liège whose inscription is facing the title page: Bodson docteur n Médecine à Liège 1786. "Cours de matie medicate" is stamped on the spine.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Custodial History note

Inscription facing first page: Bodson docteur n Médeciene à Liège 1786

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Leo Cadogan Rare Books (London, England), 2017.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices
  • Lecture notes
  • Manuscripts, French--18th century
Personal Name(s)
  • Leroy, Alphonse Vincent Louis Antoine, 1741?-1816
Subject(s)
  • Materia medica--Early works to 1800
  • Medicine--France--Study and teaching--18th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Cours de matière medicale par monsieur Alphonse Leroy, between 1770-1780.

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