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The proposal informs of the topic of the prize for 1740 - the determination of the different species of repercussives, their actions, and use in surgery - and informs that no one was selected as a winner in that year and that the Academy would like to propose the same prize for 1742. Note on reverse of proposal reads: 'Not to be enter'd'.

Subject: Surgery

Addressed to Doctor [Cromwell] Mortimar [Mortimer]. Read to the Royal Society on 29 January 1740.

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Proposal, 'Prize. Proposed by the Academy of Surgery for the year 1742' by Michael Bermingham, 1740, CLP/12ii/61, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 19 April 2024

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