Medical studies in London. Compares lectures and students at London and Edinburgh. Comments on the cost of dissection.
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You must excuse this dirty outside sheet of paper which has been polishing a table for the last week as it is the only one that I have, & I write having nothing to say as you profess to like receiving any thing that pretends to be a letter.
There certainly must be some radical difference in the London & Edinburgh
lectures, for I can attend four hours in the day without the least weariness: the
students are no comparison better behaved than on the other side of the Tweed, the other
day Mayo got animated about some old bones & kept on for
an hour & a half without the slightest symptom of impatience being shown. I have
not heard a single scrape & excepting at the close of y
The dissection is going on languidly there is but one subject come in yet & there are six engaged before the one I have put my name down to: they are cheap compared with Edinburgh being £8"8 which however when it comes to be multiplied three or four times is a heavy draw back.
Let me hear your Edinburgh plans when you have fixed them.
P.S. Lataika Snuff is all the go: shall I send you a packet per coach?
- f1 35.f1CD's class cards, preserved in Edinburgh University Library, include one for Clinical Lectures by Dr [Robert] Graham and Dr [William Pulteney] Alison.
- f2 35.f2Probably John Armstrong, the elder.
- f3 35.f3Théophile-René-Hyacinthe Laennec. Leading French physician and anatomist.
- f4 35.f4Herbert Mayo. He and Caesar Henry Hawkins bought the Great Windmill Street School of Anatomy from Charles Bell in 1826.
- f5 35.f5Latakia, a Syrian tobacco from Latakia.