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    Thomas Hodgkin Autograph Letter Signed "Thomas Hodgkin". Three pages with integral address sheet, franked by Hodgkin, 4.75" x 7.75", Tottenham, England; March 24, 1838. In a letter to the Philadelphia physician and expert in mental disorders, Pliny Earle (1809-1892), who was then studying in Paris, Hodgkin writes, in part "I trust that I need make no apology for introducing to thee my friends Dr. Curtis & Dr. Satterthwaite, both members of the Society of Friends. It is so long since I was personally acquainted with the state of the French Medical School that I feel rather at a loss in recommending them what course they should pursue on their arrival.... I shall be much obliged if thou will furnish my friends with the information & advice which I am unable to give."

    Letter is accompanied by a typed transcription and a catalog description by Lion Heart Autographs from April 1992.

    Condition: Letter has usual folds; otherwise very good.

    Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866) was a British physician, considered one of the most prominent pathologists of his time and a pioneer in preventive medicine. He is now best known for the first account of Hodgkins' disease in 1832.


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