Publisher Information: New York: 1829-30.
[Stevens, Alexander H. (1789-1869) and John Augustine Smith (1782-1865).] Notes taken by John R. van Kleek on the lectures of Alexander Stevens, M.D. & Prof. of Surgery—in session of 1829-30 & reviewed & reconsidered in following the lectures, session of 1830-31. Notes on the lectures of John Augustine Smith, M.D. & Prof. on anatomy & physiology. Manuscript lecture notes taken by John R. van Kleek (1809-76), written from both ends of the volume. Ca. 140 leaves, unnumbered. New York, 1829-31. 195 x 160 mm. Original boards rebacked in calf, rubbed. Light browning but very good. Stamp of John R. Rhinelander (d. 1857) on rear free endpaper.
Manuscript notes of lectures by two members of the faculty of the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons: Alexander H. Stevens, professor of the principles and practice surgery; and John Augustine Smith, professor of anatomy and president of the NYCPS. The lectures cover academic years 1829-30 and 1830-31. Stevens, a student of Astley Cooper, John Abernethy and Dominique Jean Larré, introduced the European system of bedside surgical demonstrations and instruction to the New York Hospital in 1818; he later served as president of both the NYCPS (1843-55) and the American Medical Association (1848-49). John Augustine Smith studied medicine in New York and lectured on anatomy at the NYCPS before leaving to serve as the tenth president of the College of William and Mary. He returned to the College in 1826 and became its president in 1831. He is best known for his advocacy of scientific racism, seeking to demonstrate the supposed inferiority of Black people in his anatomy lectures.
John R. van Kleek, the taker of these lecture notes, graduated from the NYCPS and became a prominent New York City physician.Book Id: 45611