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HOWSHIP, John
[Hunterian oration. 1833]
The Hunterian oration: delivered in the theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, on the fourteenth of February, 1833. By John Howship, teacher of surgery; and surgeon to the St. George's Infirmary. ...
London: printed by J.C. Bridgewater, [1833].
28 p. ; 21.3 cm. (8º)

Howship was a pupil of John Heaviside, surgeon and museum proprietor, who bought the anatomical collection of the surgeon Henry Watson at his death in 1793 and formed a museum which in addition to anatomical material, contained minerals, coins, and plaster casts of the faces of the famous and infamous. The museum, one of the most extensive and valuable in Britain of its day, became a popular attraction. (ODNB, s.v. Heaviside.)

Copy Notes Bound (3) in a collection of orations and addresses. A draft of Soane's acknowledgement of the author's presentation of the oration the delivery of which he was Sir JS. / was unfortunately prevented fr[om] attending by indisposition survives in the museum archives. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.113).

Binding Later C19th half morocco-grained brown cloth, grey paper boards, spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Orations & Addresses 1821--1836', numbered '54' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 1282


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