CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/24
Alt Ref No4
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene
Date12 March 1753
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
Administrative HistoryAntoine Petit (1718-1794), French surgeon and anatomist
DescriptionLetter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene, in which he comments adversely on lecture courses and conditions ('in all I have seen, there is nothing that is anyhow worth the expense and trouble but the dissecting alone'); he attends Petit's 'Course of Operations' but there seems nothing extraordinary in it; without doing midwifery lectures, he will 'practice a little with a Sage Femme'; the crowd and insolence of Mr Peruquier make attendance at the hospitals disagreeable and very often useless; he intends to come home soon as his money nears its end; he asks for advice on his route home and suggests he should spend some time in Edinburgh, 12 March 1753.
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