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  • Reference
      GB 133 JKS/1/1/12
  • Dates of Creation
      23 Aug 1824
  • Physical Description
      2 sheets Tear around wax seal.

Scope and Content

James Williamson. Letter to James Phillips Kay.

Dated at: Leeds, West Yorkshire.

He offers Kay advice about his forthcoming study at [the University of] Edinburgh [Scotland] suggesting that he attend the classes on anatomy, medicine, chemistry, botany, and natural history; and the Clinical Ward at the Royal Infirmary. He also suggests that Kay becomes a member of the Royal Medical Society for the networking opportunities it will afford him as well as its excellent library. He recommends the classes of Dr Thomson, Dr Barclay's anatomy demonstrations, and Dr Hamilton's midwifery class. He suggests than in order for Kay to pursue his interest in surgical studies, he should attend a class in one of the London hospitals. He concludes by recommending various medical books.

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