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    Hooper, Robert [also attrib. Scratchley, James]. The London Dissector, Or System Of Dissection Practiced In The Hospitals and Lecture Rooms of the Metropolis; Explained by The Clearest Rules... An Appendix, Containing The Ruyschian Art And Method Of Making Preparations To Exhibit The Structure Of The Human Body... Philadelphia: A. Finley & W. H. Hopkins, 1809. 8vo. xxiv,325,[1],[2 ads.]pp. Contemporary sheep, spine gilt rules, red leather label, hinges starting but solid, headcap chipped, some old side notes; old owner's names on endpapers. One text cut of injecting tray. First American Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $250.00

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    Hooper, Robert (1773Ð1835), physician and medical writer. "He entered Pembroke College, Oxford, on 24 October 1796, graduated BA in 1803, and MA and MB in 1804. Some difficulty instigated, it is said, by members of the Royal College of Physicians who would not "tarnish its hallowed walls with the flame of the workhouse laboratory" (Lancet, 494) prevented his proceeding DM at Oxford, but he was created MD of St Andrews University on 16 December 1805, and admitted LRCP in London on 23 December 1805. After settling in Saville Row, he lectured there on the practice of medicine for many years, to large classes. Hooper built an extensive practice and was a prolific writer, and his books had a large sale." The Wellcome catalogue ascribes this anonymously published book to Scratchley, as does an ad by an 1835 reprinter, but we have no other records of his works. James Scratchley was a physician of the Royal Artillery and father of 13 children, one of whom was Sir Peter Henry Scratchley first special commissioner of New Guinea.

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