Institutions of Medicine

Scope and Content

The volume bears the bookplate of the Radford Library, Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, which also indicates that it was allocated the reference number Q137 viz. their 1877 catalogue. The volume has since been referenced J6 G19 as part of an alternative system. Underneath the bookplate is the inscription 'Ex libris Robert Dobson M.D.'. It has the original pagination pp.1-461, writing is on both the recto and verso, and there is a subject index in the rear.

The contents of the lectures according to the index are as follows: physiology; cellular membrane; blood vessels; lymphatics and lacteals; circulations of the blood; pulse; nature of the blood; causes of animal heat-obscure; secretion; respiration; laughter-sadness; voice; nervous system, with sensibility and irritability; aura epileptica defined; sympathy; nervous fluid considered; muscular motion; external senses; sweat; touch; taste; smell; hearing; sight; internal senses; attention, memory; judgement; genius; intelligence; sleep & waking; manducation; digestion; effects of fasting too long; cause of hunger and thirst; spleen; pancreas & liver; chyle; urine; generation; menses; conception & progress of the child; milk [breast feeding]; increment & decrement; symptoms of old age & death; differences of sex; different constitutions & temperaments; law of habit; difference of climate; pathology; definitions of diseases, symptoms, cause; predisposition, occasional and proximate causes defined; diseases of the simple solids, the solidum vivum, and the containing solids; fracture; wounds; luxation [dislocation]; ruptures; volvulus; prolapsus; aberrations; diseases of the fluids; lentor; morbid tenuity; acrimony of the fluids; particular acrimony; scrosa colluvies; inflamed state of the blood; affections of particular humours; sanguine plethora; relative; emptiness of vessels; errores loci; potential nocentes; air; aliment; poisons; exercise & rest; animi pathemata; morbid effects of exercise & rest; morbid effect of the excretions; suppression of faeces, urine, and perspiration; immoderate sweat; excess of seminal evacuation; excess of milk; suppression of milk; excessive haemorrhages; acne; animalcula; morbid effects of external applications; effects of charms and imagination; predisponent causes; particular morbid symptoms; colour, paleness etc.; smells; heat & cold; diminished circulation; morbid acrimony; sudorifics & diaphoretics; apophlegmatizonta; sialogogues; emetics; purgatives; clysters; diuretics; emmenagogues; bleeding; blisters; issues, setons, actual cautery; palliative care of diseases.