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Views of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body, with Concise Explanations. Selected for the Use of Students Attending Anatomy

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18036

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Monro M112

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Edinburgh: Printed by J. Pillans and Sons

Abstract

This depiction of a dissection of the human body was executed by the author of the work, Andrew Fyfe. Anatomist Fyfe (1752-1824) was ‘dissector’ at Edinburgh University for forty years, under the Monros secundus and tertius. One of his students, Sir Astley Cooper (1768-1841) described him as a ‘good anatomist’ but a ‘horrid lecturer’. The front pastedown of this volume contains an inscription which reads ‘Alexr Monro MD/ Craiglockhart/James Monro/a present from his Papa 1822’. James (1806-1870) and his brother, David (1813-77) both became doctors. David emigrated to New Zealand in 1841, which is how the Monro Collection came to be housed here in Dunedin.

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Andrew Fyfe, “Views of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body, with Concise Explanations. Selected for the Use of Students Attending Anatomy,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 20, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11214.

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