Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 522 (S.3.1)
Title: A methodized Account of Celsus's operation for the Stone
Date of Creation: Between 1689 and 1732
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: James Douglas, M.D., F.R.S. [1675-1742].
On the fly-leaf is this title, apparently in William Hunter's handwriting: "A methodized Account of Celsus's operation for the Stone." Folio.
It has apparently not been published. William Hunter was assistant to Douglas, 1741-2, and after his death lived on in his house, acting as tutor to his son. Douglas was an anatomist and obstetrician, but his interests were not confined to his professional work. He had a special interest in Horace of whose works he collected a very large number of editions, translations and commentaries.
Pope in his Dunciad (Book IV. l. 391) has this allusion to Douglas:
"To prove me, Goddess! clear of all design,
Bid me with Pollio sup, as well as dine:
There all the learn'd shall at the labour stand,
And Douglas lend his soft obstetric hand."
Amanuensis G. Douglas. (George Douglas, James Douglas's brother, identified only from signature at Royal Society.)
Physical Description: In bound volume
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 425.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: James Douglas 1675-1742
Known as James Douglas of the Pouch.
subject: Aulus Cornelius Celsus fl 50
Roman medical writer. Author of 'De medicina'.
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