CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/35
Alt Ref No64
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from George Skene to Andrew Skene
Date6 January 1760
Extent1 item
Creator NameGeorge Skene was the brother of David Skene (1731 - 1770) and the son of Andrew Skene.
DescriptionLetter from George Skene, Edinburgh, to Andrew Skene in which he refers to scarcity of 'chirurgical' cases stating that he has only seen one operation since he arrived; he states that there has been nothing new in clinical practice save the use of testaceous powders in intermittent fevers by Dr Whytt; Dr Whytt even gave instances of cobwebs stopping agues; he discusses other treatments for agues and fevers; he describes application of 'exfoliating trepan' to a young boy with a scalp injury, 6 January 1760.
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