Letter from Adam Boyd, Charmouth to W. Mackenzie, London

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Complains of lack of letters from Mackenzie. Mr Gray has not come from Scotland which is disappointing as they had hoped to tour other places in Devonshire. Boyd hopes that Mr Gray may let them tour anyway. Wishes to know how long it will take to get John fitted with an iron support. Hopes Mackenzie’s lectures have gone well. Boyd is not sure whether he will stay in Oxford during the winter term. Has thought of going to London and studying anatomy under Mackenzie

Armour has accepted the superintendance of one of the Relief Hospitals. “This does not look as if he had any thoughts of accepting Sir W’s proposal. I never thought he would.” George Sym is greatly better. Jamie is doing well at Kilmarnock. Boyd is still troubled with his urethra complaint. Describes the quack advertisements he sees daily in the Globe “Surely the regular Practitioners in London can have nothing earthly to do.”