Important and long Autograph letter signed to Thos. H. Burder, "My dearest Friend" John Abercrombie.
Important and long Autograph letter signed to Thos. H. Burder, "My dearest Friend"

Important and long Autograph letter signed to Thos. H. Burder, "My dearest Friend"

Publisher Information: Edinburgh: 1820.

Abercrombie, John (1780-1844). Autograph letter signed, dated Edinburgh, 20th November 1820, to Dr. Thomas H. Burder (1789-1843). 4pp., including integral address leaf. 251 x 202 mm. Creased where previously folded, light wear along a few folds, light soiling, but very good, preserving Abercrombie's wax seal.

Excellent long letter congratulating Burder on the recovery of his health after a four-year illness. Abercrombie was the author of the classic "Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Brain and the Spinal Cord" (1828; G-M 2285.2), as well as the extremely popular "Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers" (1830). Burder, Abercrombie's correspondent, was a London physician who "suffered from almost constant ill-health" (DNB); his article on "Headache," contributed to the "Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine," was based largely on his own experience.

Book Id: 32459

Price: $950.00

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