Waring Historical Library Inaugural Theses

The 1,858 inaugural medical theses in the Waring Historical Library collection are, in the words of John Harley Warner, "one of the finest extant collections of antebellum American medical theses."

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On bloodletting

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syncope. I can imagine cases in which it would be applicable, as in some doubtful and obscure forms of disease, in which it is necessary to bleed tentatively –

Such is the popular prejudice in favour of blood-letting that the young Physician espe- -cially often finds it difficult to resist the earnest solicitations of the patient or his friends, with regard to the remedy –

[illegible] Gentleman that in the progress of Medical science new light may be cast on this very interesting subject. I leave it in your hands –

Very Respectfully Geo. C. Newby

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