CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/25
Alt Ref No3
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene
Date1 April 1753
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionLetter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene, in which he expresses surprise and concern at not having heard from his father; his present employment is attending the hospitals, especially the Charité and the Hotel Dieu on particular occasions; he is finished with Mr Petit's courses and the body he was dissecting; he thinks he may practice midwifery and dissect another body; he has yet to see all the sights and curiosities of Paris and is planning to leave in late April or early May; he requests his father's aid in determining his route home and in deciding where to take his degree; the least price to take his degree is at Rheims where they charge 10 guineas but he thinks that this is 'altogether too much for a thing that is despicable ... that a man conceals his being a Rheims Doctor like a crime'; he has not found the books his father wanted, 1 April 1753.
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