Publisher Information: 1855-69.
[Taylor, Alfred Swaine (1806-80).] Three autograph letters signed to Taylor from British surgeon William Burke Ryan (1810-74), plus 3 sheets of Taylor’s autograph notes on a case of collapsed lung communicated to him by Burke Ryan, and a cutting from the Lancet (1855): 68-69 on a case of opium poisoning reported by Burke Ryan. 10pp. total, plus cutting. London, 8 Jan. 1855 – 24 May 1869. 178 x 110 mm. Very good.
Collection of letters and other documents on forensic medicine from the archive of Alfred Swaine Taylor. His correspondent was British surgeon William Burke Ryan, who had contributed some case histories of suicide and poisoning to Taylor’s Elements of Medical Jurisprudence (Garrison-Morton.com 1738). Burke Ryan’s letters to Taylor include descriptions of a woman giving birth “in the erect position” (i.e., standing); the case of a 15-month-old child who died after being given “between half & three quarters of a teaspoonful of syrup of poppies”; and his request that Taylor revise the “notice of suicidal wound of throat” that Burke Ryan had contributed to the 1852 edition of Medical Jurisprudence. Taylor’s notes detail another case of opium poisoning in a child communicated by Burke Ryan, in which the child’s lungs had collapsed.Book Id: 45056