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William Withering and the foxglove

Author: Ronald D Mann; Joanna Townsend
Publisher: Lancaster, MTP Press, 1985
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Named Person: William Withering
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald D Mann; Joanna Townsend
ISBN: 085200950X 9780852009505
OCLC Number: 473030062
Description: 178 sider
Contents: I Introductory Essay William Withering and the Osler Bequest.- II A Selection of the Withering Manuscripts from the Osler Bequest. (items marked * appear in facsimile as well as transcription).- Osier folio Date.- 1 5 Nov. 1766 Withering to his parents*.- 52, 53 21 Mar. 1775 John Eld to Withering.- 50 27 Mar. 1775 John Eld to Withering.- 2 15 Oct. 1775 Withering to his wife, Helena*.- 3 24 May 1776 Withering to Helena*.- 186 9 Apr. 1776 R. Lichfield and Coventry to Withering.- 54, 55 17 Dec. 1781 John Turton to Withering.- 56, 57 23 Dec. 1781 Withering to John Turton*.- 58, 59 4 Feb. 1782 John Turton to Withering.- 150 10 Sep. 1782 John Ash, a note.- 6 ? Jan. 1783 Withering to Rev. Watkins.- 7, 8 7 Mar. 1783 Rev. Watkins to Withering.- 60, 61 8 Mar. 1783 Withering's mother and sister to Withering.- 64 1 Oct. 1784 Samuel Dickenson to Withering.- 70, 71 (3 Mar. 1785) Lady Catherine Wright to Withering.- 79-81 11 Aug. 1785 Lady Catherine Wright to Withering.- 72-78 undated Withering, a note.- 151, 152 11 Aug. 1785 Magellan to Withering.- 82 16 Aug. 1785 Henry Wood to Withering.- 84 17 Aug. 1785 R. Griffiths to Withering.- 196 5 Sep. 1785 Andrew Duncan to Withering.- 198-201 9 Feb. 1786 Hall Jackson to Withering*.- 153-156 14 Mar. 1786 van Lelyveld to Magellan.- 202, 203 1 Apr. 1786 Magellan to Withering.- 204, 205 ? Apr. 1786 Withering, essay on Spasmodic asthma*.- 206, 207 8 Jun. 1786 van Lelyveld to Magellan.- 208, 209 19 Jul. 1786 Magellan to Withering.- 210, 211 4 Feb. 1787 Edward Ash to Withering.- 157, 158 6 Aug. 1787 Edward Ash to Withering.- 103 16 Dec. 1788 Erasmus Darwin to Dr Johnsone.- 9 undated Withering to Helena.- 105, 106 25 Jan. 1790 Withering to Jonathan Stokes*.- 212, 213 4 Nov. 1788 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 214, 215 11 Apr. 1791 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 12 17 Sep. 1792 Withering to his son, William.- 13, 14 20 Oct. 1792 Withering to Helena*.- 15 23 Oct. 1792 Withering to Helena.- 17, 18 11 Nov. 1792 Withering to William*.- 221 15 Mar. 1792 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 216, 217 undated F. Swediaur to Withering.- 222, 223 undated F. Swediaur to Withering.- 226, 227 18 June 1792 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 228 1 Jul. 1792 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 230, 231 13 Aug. 1792 F. Swediaur to Withering*.- 232, 233 23 Aug. 1792 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 234 3 Sep. 1792 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 224 26 May 1792 Sir Charles Blagden to Withering.- 19, 20 1 Jan. 1793 Withering to Helena*.- 21, 22 1 Mar. 1793 Withering to Helena*.- 110, 111 23 Mar. 1793 Rev. R. A. Johnson to Withering.- 23, 24 10 Apr. 1793 Withering to Helena.- 25, 26 10 Apr. 1793 Withering to his sister.- 236 30 Apr. 1793 Lord Altamont to Withering.- 112 1 May 1793 Hon. Harriet O'Neill to Withering.- 27, 28 3 Jun. 1793 Withering to Helena.- 29, 30 16 Jun. 1793 Charlotte and Withering, to Helena*.- 114 7 Jul. 1793 Davies Giddy to Withering.- 238 19 Sep. 1793 John Nott to Withering.- 31, 32 19 Jan. 1794 Withering to his sister*.- 164, 165 10 Jul. 1794 Thomas Hope to Withering.- 118 16 Jun. 1795 Samuel Dickenson to Withering.- 242, 245 17 Jun. 1795 Thomas Hope to Withering.- 246 23 Aug. 1795 F. Swediaur to Withering.- 33, 34 5 Nov. 1795 Withering to William.- 35, 36 21 Nov. 1795 Withering to William*.- 37, 38 18 Jan. 1796 Withering to William.- 40, 41 (30 Oct. 1796) Withering to William.- 249, 250 23 June (1796) Edward Ash to Withering.- 174 30 Oct. 1796 Andrew Duncan to Withering.- 42, 43 8 Jan. 1797 Withering to William.- 132 2 Nov. 1797 Copies of Withering's accounts.- 133 5 Dec. 1797 Withering's accounts with his publisher.- 138, 139 19 Nov. 1797 Davies Giddy to Withering.- 144 28 Jan. 1799 Withering's account with his publisher.- 44, 45 14 Apr. 1799 Withering to William*.- 184 30 Oct. 1814 Andrew Duncan to William.- III A Transcription of Withering's An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses...(1785).- Appendix I Letter of Withering to Hall Jackson, 27 Oct. 1786.- Appendix II Items in the Osler bequest not included in the present book.- Index to Part I.
Responsibility: A bicentennial selection of letters from the Osler bequest to the Royal Society of Medicine, together with a transcription of 'An account of the foxglove' and an introductory essay by Ronald D. Mann with the collaboration of Helen Townsend and Joanna Townsend

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