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An address to the College of Physicians, and to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; occasion'd by the late swarms of Scotch and Leyden physicians, &c. who have openly assum'd the liberty (unlicens'd from the College, &c.) of practising physick in England, contrary to the privileges of our Universities, and of the Charter granted to the College of Physicians in London. To which is added, a compleat list of all the regular physicians. By an Impartial Hand.
London: M. Cooper 1747 - 8vo., (4) + 27 + (1)pp., title-page just a bit soiled, in a fine modern binding of blind-rules maroon morocco, spine neatly lettered in gilt. A very good copy indeed with the tiny circular inkstamp of the Selbourne Library> in a couple of places. First, and only, edition and apparently really quite scarce: ESTC finds copies at only 6 libraries outside UK. Wellcome II, p.15. This is a perceptive criticism of the chaotic state of medical education and licensing of physicians in mid-18th century London. The author, perhaps himself a member of the College of Physicians, gives us an expert analysis of what he had discovered in his investigations. He thus touches on such matters as: The difficulty of attaining a doctor's degree in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, particularly at Oxford. . That the laws of Holland cannot have any effect in England; consequently Leyden physicians have no right to practise here, - and are never incorporated in the College. . Physick brought into disrepute by the inundations of S----h and L-yd-n practitioners. . A proposal for suppressing all irregular practitioners . A complaint that irregular physicians (nay even Roman Catholicks) are elected physicians to our publick hospitals, and recommended to all the places of profit in physick .> [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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