CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/13
Alt Ref No15
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene
Date15 March 1752
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionLetter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene, in which he refers to new edition of Sydenham; describes the new laboratory set up there; describes his financial situation; informs his father that Mr Leith had tried electricity with no success; Mrs Challmers had told Monro of a quack she'd heard of,- Monro knows him well from the mischief he had done as the medicine was no more than white 'arsenick'; he is just ending comparative anatomy and is soon to get a subject for operations; Dr Rutherford has got to the chronic diseases - 'one would ... imagine him seised with the disease he lectures upon for he gets thro them nearly in proportion to the time they really last. He sweats away a pleurisy in two days and creeps through the gout in a week', 15 March 1752.
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