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    (Nineteenth Century Medicine) Autograph Document Signed "F. J. Bailey", two pages, 8 x 13 inches, [no place, no date, circa 1830?], a deposition concerning the conduct of two doctors attending the removal of an inflamed ovary from "a negro woman". Bailey writes: "...when I was a student of Doc McDowell & Smith that I as present when doc Smith operated on a negro woman for an enlarged ovarie [sic]. I also certify that the operation was undertaken and performed by Doc smith alone and that Doc McDowell took no part it whatever except that when Doc smith had exposed the tumor & evacuated the contents Doc McDowell was requested by Doc smith to run his finger into the tumor and pull while he Doc Smith would press upon the [illeg.] which was assistance that any Bystander could have given. I also certify that he Doc McD gave no assistance by advice or any other way and that he never saw the woman afterwards until she got well and it was understood both before and after the operation that the case as Doc Smith's exclusively... " Usual folds, irregular margins, else very good.

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