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Lot 46

Beale, Lionel, The Microscope in its Application to Practical Medicine, Presentation Copy with Provenance,

Description

Beale, Lionel, The Microscope in its Application to Practical Medicine, Presentation Copy with Provenance, John Churchill & Sons, London, c.1867, leather bound with gold tooling presentation copy from Aberdeen University, third edition, with numerous original illustrations’,

Note: Hand-written inscription inside cover reads: ‘First Prize Awarded to W Pryce Davies in the anatomy class in the University of Aberdeen, for excellence in dissection during the Summer session 1867, John Stuthers M.D. Professor of Anatomy’, Struthers

Struthers, Sir John (21 February 1823 ? 24 February 1899) was the first Regius Professor of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen. He was a dynamic teacher and administrator, transforming the status of the institutions in which he worked. He was equally passionate about anatomy, enthusiastically seeking out and dissecting the largest and finest specimens, including whales, and troubling his colleagues with his single-minded quest for money and space for his collection which was eventually donated to the Surgeon?s Hall in Edinburgh and is now known as the John Struthers Collection.

Among scientists, he is perhaps best known for his work on the ligament which now bears his name. The Ligament of Struthers (which is attached to the humerus bone of the arm but is only present in a small percentage of humans) came to the attention of Charles Darwin, who used it in his key work on evolutionary theory ?Descent of Man? to help argue the case that man and other mammals shared a common ancestor. In the medical profession, Struthers was known for transforming the teaching of anatomy, for the papers and books that he wrote, as well as for his efficient work in his medical school, for which he was successively awarded medicine’s highest honours including a knighthood.


Sold for £108

Lot 46

Beale, Lionel, The Microscope in its Application to Practical Medicine, Presentation Copy with Provenance,

Description

Beale, Lionel, The Microscope in its Application to Practical Medicine, Presentation Copy with Provenance, John Churchill & Sons, London, c.1867, leather bound with gold tooling presentation copy from Aberdeen University, third edition, with numerous original illustrations’,

Note: Hand-written inscription inside cover reads: ‘First Prize Awarded to W Pryce Davies in the anatomy class in the University of Aberdeen, for excellence in dissection during the Summer session 1867, John Stuthers M.D. Professor of Anatomy’, Struthers

Struthers, Sir John (21 February 1823 ? 24 February 1899) was the first Regius Professor of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen. He was a dynamic teacher and administrator, transforming the status of the institutions in which he worked. He was equally passionate about anatomy, enthusiastically seeking out and dissecting the largest and finest specimens, including whales, and troubling his colleagues with his single-minded quest for money and space for his collection which was eventually donated to the Surgeon?s Hall in Edinburgh and is now known as the John Struthers Collection.

Among scientists, he is perhaps best known for his work on the ligament which now bears his name. The Ligament of Struthers (which is attached to the humerus bone of the arm but is only present in a small percentage of humans) came to the attention of Charles Darwin, who used it in his key work on evolutionary theory ?Descent of Man? to help argue the case that man and other mammals shared a common ancestor. In the medical profession, Struthers was known for transforming the teaching of anatomy, for the papers and books that he wrote, as well as for his efficient work in his medical school, for which he was successively awarded medicine’s highest honours including a knighthood.

Sold for £108

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