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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


The  anatomist's vade-mecum : containing the anatomy, physiology, morbid appearances of the human body : the art of making anatomical preparations, to which are added, anatomical, physiological, medical and surgical examinations for students, by Robert Hooper.
London : John Murray, 1811.
STORE 39:11

This anatomist’s handbook is aimed directly at students. It includes questions they might be asked when examined by bodies such as the College of Surgeons and advertises lectures given by the author and his colleague, a Dr Ager. Here we can see the start of the section on making anatomical preparations of parts of the human body including internal organs and a full adult head. Hooper became quite a wealthy doctor running a practice in London, delivering lectures and publishing numerous books.

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