John Aitkin (Surgeon)

John Aitkin (Surgeon)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Aitkin MD (fl. 1770-1790) was a Scottish surgeon. He is believed to have studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became M.R.C.S. in 1770. In 1779 he is described as surgeon and lecturer on surgery in Edinburgh. Either at that time or later, his lectures included besides the practice of physic, anatomy, midwifery, and chemistry. He appears to have been a successful teacher, and wrote several books, chiefly as text-books for his lectures. They are said, and truly, to 'contain much valuable information and to be well written;' but to a reader of the present day they are of little value, having shared the unfortunate fate of most text-books written for purposes of instruction, and having become rapidly superannuated.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136743000
  • 9786136743004