On the importance of the study of anatomy. From the Westminster Review, with some additional remarks

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Title

On the importance of the study of anatomy. From the Westminster Review, with some additional remarks

Subject

Smith, Southwood, 1788-1861
Human dissection
Anatomy
Pamphlets

Description

This pamphlet on anatomy and dissection laws is attributed to English sanitary reformer, Thomas Southwood Smith, who would later perform the anatomical dissection of Jeremy Bentham in 1832. The "additional remarks," included in the reprinting of the pamphlet in Boston, urges the proper study of human anatomy by dissection, and adds, "The number of medical students in Boston the last season was about one hundred and thirty. If anatomy could not be learnt at home more than one hundred of these students would remain ignorant, for want of means to go to foreign countries. What miseries would their ignorance produce!" Thomas Dwight noted on this copy that he believed it likely his grandfather, John Collins Warren, was responsible for the addition.

Abstract

Pamphlet on the importance of anatomy from the Westminster Review, by Thomas Southwood Smith, with additions attributed by Thomas Dwight to John Collins Warren

Creator

Smith, Southwood, 1788-1861

Publisher

Wells and Lilly

Date Created

1825

Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (QM30.S66 c.2)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0003247

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Frederic T. Lewis to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1950

Files

0003247_dref.jpg

Citation

Smith, Southwood, 1788-1861, “On the importance of the study of anatomy. From the Westminster Review, with some additional remarks,” OnView, accessed June 14, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13540.