Letter from Robert Monro, Paris to W. Mackenzie, London

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Has given up his intention of studying veterinary surgery. Hopes to set up practice in London.. Has delivered Mackenzie’s letter to Walker who has left Paris as he has obtained liberty of dissection at the hospice at Bicetre through the friendship of Guerin. Has spoken to Walker about the talc for Arnott’s friend. Pattison has been studying French “with much devotion and speaks in that or some other language very frequently. Monro is attending Capuron’s lectures and generally spends the forenoon dissecting at La Pitie. Asks if a surgeon is allowed to vend medicines in London as in Glasgow. If so, Monro plans opening shop. Mackenzie is requested to inform Longstaff that Boyle on cancer will be out shortly. The eyes will be forwarded to Mackenzie by R. Cowan when he returns about the middle of October.