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Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye Part IV / BROWN-SEQUARD, CHARLES EDOUARD. 1817-1894. A group of three items

LOT 1031
BROWN-SEQUARD, CHARLES EDOUARD. 1817-1894.
A group of three items:
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BROWN-SEQUARD, CHARLES EDOUARD. 1817-1894.

A group of three items:
1. Autograph Letter Signed, to James Paget, 1 p, New Brunswick, NJ, June 19, 1857. Brown-Sequard writes (in English): "My Dear Sir, I took the liberty of sending you, a week ago, some papers for the Royal Society and of asking you to be so kind as to make an application for me to this learned society, for a part of the grant of the Queen for the progress of Science. I hope you will help me in this case as you have already done last year. Whether you succeed or not be sure in advance of my sincere gratitude. I send you another paper for the Royal Society. I hope to be in England in about 4 or 5 weeks." Text faded, fold creases, small chips at lower fold crease.
2. Autograph Letter Signed, in French, to Emile Littre, 1 p, Paris, August 12, 1851, with typewritten partial transcription in French, discussing the new French edition of Johannes Mueller's handbook of physiology (Garrison-Morton-Norman 601) that Littre had edited. Some light creasing and spotting.
3. RUCH, THEODORE. "Charles Edouard Brown-Sequard (1817-1894)." 1946. Offprint. Publisher's wrappers. Light toning.

Born in Mauritius, Charles Edouard Brown-Sequard received his M.D. in Paris in 1846 and practiced, taught, and performed research in Paris, London, and the United States. For examples of Paget's admiration for Brown-Sequard see M. J. Aminoff, "Brown-Sequard: A Visionary of Science (New York 1993). See also DSB 2:524-526. James Paget (1814-1899) was one of England's leading nineteenth-century surgeons. In 1851, the year of the second letter, Brown-Sequard published his classic article describing what came to be called Brown-Sequard's Paralysis (Garrison-Morton-Norman 4530). In addition to his many important contributions to physiology and neurology, Brown-Sequard was a pioneer of endocrinology. Emile Littre (1801-1891) trained as a physician but is known for his contributions as a lexicographer and philosopher.

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