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5. Yonge, James, 1647-1721. Wounds to the Cover illustration: The eighth plate of twelve brain proved curable … London : Printed by showing “compound bandages, sutures and J. M. for Henry Faithorn … , 1682. Shelf mark some other machines used in the practice of Medicine: Sel.f.126 surgery …” in A compleat body of chirurgical operations, containing the whole practice of surgery … by M de la Vauguion M.D. and Continuity and 6. Blégny, Monsieur de, Nicholas, 1652-1722. A true history of a child anatomized: … London : Printed by Tho: James … 1680. Shelf mark intendant of the royal hospitals about Paris. Faithfully done into English. London : Printed for Change Sel.f.127 Henry Bonwick … , 1699. An exhibition of books from the antiquarian medical Below: Table showing captions for the collection at The Queen’s College, Oxford illustrations on the eighth plate (cover illustration; details above). 7. Harvey, Gideon, 1640-1700. A new discourse of the smallpox, and malignant fevers, with an exact discovery of the scorvey. London : Printed by H. Hodgskin for James Partridge, … , 1685. Sel.f.132 A complete list of the books from the Floyer and Metcalfe collections, catalogued with the generous support of the Wellcome Trust, can be Leaflet accompanies exhibition in the Upper Library of The Queen’s College, Oxford (summer 2011 to spring 2012) located on the Queen’s College website: http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/library/wellcome- Text by Paul Ivanovic trust-project/catalogues Photography by Lynette Dobson All images copyright The Queen’s College The medical collection Theophilus Metcalfe was not a member of A list of works in the exhibition Queen’s College, but of Hart Hall (later Hertford The antiquarian medical collection at The College) where he matriculated in 1706, 1. La Vauguion, de. A compleat body of Queen’s College was principally created in the obtained his BA in 1710, MA in 1713, BM in chirurgical operations … London : Printed for eighteenth century through the generous 1716 and DM in 1724. Little more biographical Henry Boswick … , 1699. Shelf mark benefactions of two physicians: Sir John Floyer detail is known about his life. However, his NN.s.4240 (1649-1734) and Theophilus Metcalfe (1690- memorial in the church of Ambrosden, 1757). Floyer’s library, of one-hundred and fifty Oxfordshire states he was a “learned, skilful and books, could best be described as that of a tender hearted physician”. The reason for his working doctor. Metcalfe’s medical library, of donation to Queen’s College is uncertain. over one thousand books, reflects his strong However, it made the Queen’s College intellectual interests in science and medicine antiquarian medical collection one of the largest and his bibliophilic tendencies. Combined, these in the Oxford colleges. medical libraries give a wonderful insight into medical knowledge and practice over a period of Metcalfe’s collection includes two of Floyer’s two hundred years. publications, one of which is a second edition of A treatise of the asthma (1717). Another Sir John Floyer (1649-1734) matriculated at seminal work in the Metcalfe collection is De Queen’s College in 1664, obtained his BA in curtorum chirurgia, by Gaspare Tagliacozzi, 1668, MA in 1671, BM in 1674 and DM in 1680. (1597), the first book dedicated to the subject of After leaving Oxford, Floyer returned to his plastic surgery. The exhibition features only one home city of Lichfield where he practised book from this collection, A compleat body of 2. Floyer, John, Sir, 1649-1734. A treatise of the medicine until his death at the age of eighty- chirurgical operations, by M de La Vauguion asthma. London, Printed for Richard Wilkin, five. He published a number of important (1699). … , 1698. Shelf mark Sel.f.120 medical texts during his life time including A treatise of the asthma (1698), which appears in How the other five works included in the 3. Harvey, William, 1578-1657. The anatomical this exhibition, An inquiry into the right use and exhibition came to be in the Queen’s College exercises of Dr. William Harvey … London : abuses of the hot, cold and temperate baths in collection is unclear. The 1673 edition of William Printed for Richard Lowndes … 1673. Shelf England, (1697), The physician’s pulse watch Harvey’s work on the circulation of the blood mark Sel.f.121 (1707), his pioneering work on the development does bear the provenance name Arthur of a pulse watch, and Medicina gerocomica Fleetwood, nothing more is known about him. 4. Tolet, François, 1647-1724. Lithotomy: or a (1724), the first book on geriatrics, all of which treatise of the extracting of the stone out of are in the Queen’s College collection. the bladder. London : Printed for Will. Whitwood … 1689. Shelf mark Sel.f.122
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