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Harveian Oration 1950 - The Influence of Harvey and his Contemporaries on Paediatrics

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The Harveian Oration is a yearly lecture held at the Royal College of Physicians of London. It was instituted in 1656 by William Harvey, discoverer of the systemic circulation. Harvey made financial provision for the college to hold an annual feast on St. Luke's Day (18 October) at which an oration would be delivered in Latin to praise the college's benefactors and to exhort the Fellows and Members of this college to search and study out the secrets of nature by way of experiment. Until 1865, the Oration was given in Latin, as Harvey had specified, and known as the Oratio anniversaria; but it was thereafter spoken in English.

This book contains the Oration delivered on 18 October 1950 by Sir Leonard Parsons. Parsons was a British paediatrician who, in 1932, was the first to use synthetic Vitamin C to treat scurvy in children.

There is very slight shelf wear to the covers of the book. Otherwise, it is in very good condition throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Parsons, Sir Leonard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
8.5" by 5.5"
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
23
Publisher:
Headley Brothers
Title:
Harveian Oration 1950 - The Influence of Harvey and his Contemporaries on Paediatrics

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The Harveian Oration is a yearly lecture held at the Royal College of Physicians of London. It was instituted in 1656 by William Harvey, discoverer of the systemic circulation. Harvey made financial provision for the college to hold an annual feast on St. Luke's Day (18 October) at which an oration would be delivered in Latin to praise the college's benefactors and to exhort the Fellows and Members of this college to search and study out the secrets of nature by way of experiment. Until 1865, the Oration was given in Latin, as Harvey had specified, and known as the Oratio anniversaria; but it was thereafter spoken in English.

This book contains the Oration delivered on 18 October 1950 by Sir Leonard Parsons. Parsons was a British paediatrician who, in 1932, was the first to use synthetic Vitamin C to treat scurvy in children.

There is very slight shelf wear to the covers of the book. Otherwise, it is in very good condition throughout.

Author(s):
Parsons, Sir Leonard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
8.5" by 5.5"
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
23
Publisher:
Headley Brothers
Title:
Harveian Oration 1950 - The Influence of Harvey and his Contemporaries on Paediatrics

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