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Cours de matière medicale par monsieur Alphonse Leroy
Ms. Codex 1817
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- Cours de matière medicale par monsieur Alphonse Leroy
- between 1770-1780
- Call Number:
- Ms. Codex 1817
- 1 volume
- Language Note:
- In French.
- 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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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.
Controlled Access Headings
- Lecture notes
- Manuscripts, French--18th century
- Leroy, Alphonse Vincent Louis Antoine, 1741?-1816
- Materia medica--Early works to 1800
- Medicine--France--Study and teaching--18th century