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Letter, 'An account of a praeternatural bony substance found in the cavity of the thorax' from Wm [William] Giffard to Dr [William] Rutty

Reference number: CLP/12ii/30

Date: 1726

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Giffard describes the autopsy of a person who died of peripneumonia [pneumonia] in which a bony material was found in the right side of the thorax, adhered to the lung. Giffard describes the substance's location in relation to other part of the thoracic anatomy. Includes comments by Rutty on the case, clarifying the state of the individual prior to death.

Subject: Medicine

Written by Giffard at Norfolk Street. Read to the Royal Society on 7 July 1726.

Reference number
CLP/12ii/30
Earliest possible date
1726
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Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
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Manuscript

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Letter, 'An account of a praeternatural bony substance found in the cavity of the thorax' from Wm [William] Giffard to Dr [William] Rutty, 1726, CLP/12ii/30, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_12ii_30/letter-an-account-of-a-praeternatural-bony-substance-found-in-the-cavity-of-the-thorax-from-wm-william-giffard-to-dr-william-rutty, accessed on 20 July 2024

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