Hoffman RC46 .H52
ROBERT HOOPER (1773-1835)
Robert Hooper was a successful London physician, who
gave lectures on medicine in his home, gathering quite a fallowing. He
was a medical writer, who made a special study of
produced many works dealing with botany, anatomy, and epidemiology.
From his interest in pathological anatomy , he drew together his notes
and published The Physician’s Vade Mecum. The book proved very popular and passed through a
number of subsequent editions.
This book has been used as a source of terms in the
early 19th century and it remains yet a primary source for
terms used throughout 19th century. Indeed many of the terms in the book
remain in common use today.
The Hoffman Library also has a 1824 copy of another of his most
popular books, the Lexion medicum, a medical dictionary (Hoffman R121 .H76 1824)
This is a copy of the first American edition, published in 1809, which was "adapted to the American climate."
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