Lectures upon Anatomy

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Title

Lectures upon Anatomy

Subject

Warren, John, 1753-1815
Harvard Medical School
Lecture notes

Description

Partially in the handwriting of Dr. John Warren, this volume of lecture notes, beginning on December 10, 1783, contains the earliest surviving record of teaching at Harvard Medical School. The lectures were delivered in Harvard Hall, on the campus in Cambridge.

After summarizing the history of his subject, Dr. Warren then justifies dissection as an essential component to anatomical study: “At the first view of dissections, the stomach is apt to turn, but custom wears off such impressions. It is anatomy that directs the knife in the hand of a skilful surgeon, & shews him where he may perform any necessary operation with safety to the patient. It is this which enables the physician to form an accurate knowledge of diseases & open dead bodies with grace, to discover the cause or seat of the disease, & the alteration it may have made in the several parts.”

Abstract

Excerpt from the lecture notes of John Warren (1753-1815)

Creator

Warren, John, 1753-1815

Date Created

1783-1785

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (H MS b3.13)

References

View the complete work online through the Harvard University Library.

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Bequest of Dr. John Warren to the Harvard Medical Library, 1928

Files

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Citation

Warren, John, 1753-1815, “Lectures upon Anatomy,” OnView, accessed July 15, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6554.