CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/9
Alt Ref No(19)
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene
Date14 January 1751
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionLetter from David Skene, Edinburgh, to Andrew Skene (his father) in which he states that Monro has got through the abdominal viscera quickly. The account has been superficial which he did not expect. He pities Monro as he thinks there is no other man at college who gains his three guineas with a tenth part of the fatigue and trouble that he has. Skene cannot believe how he can go over the same thing 12 times in an afternoon after dissecting for a couple of hours in the forenoon; Dr Rutherford will give his first clinical lecture in the evening, he often asks for Andrew Skene. He is about to publish a new edition of Sydenham with notes and a great number are subscribing at 15 shillings; he has lately seen Boerhaave's 'Methodus Studii Medicinam' which he had not heard of in Aberdeen and contains an account of all sciences which are in any way necessary to a physician with a complete history of their origin and all the men who have made any improvement in it; he describes operations in the infirmary including the setting of a transverse fracture of the tibia and fibula. He describes Monro's attitude to treating these injuries; he mentions acquaintances, Mr and Mrs Leith asking for him. Mrs Challmers free of measles now, opportunity offered for Andrew (Skene's brother) by John Ross, 14 January 1751.
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