Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Observations on Hydrocephalus Chronicus

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Date

1803

Identifier

Monro M128

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Edinburgh: Printed by A. Neill and Co.

Abstract

Monro tertius (1773-1859) held the Chair of Anatomy at Edinburgh University for about 50 years, initially in tandem with his father, Monro secundus. Tertius’s reputation as a teacher was not great, which was perhaps an unfair assessment. However, Charles Darwin was a student of his, and lamented Monro’s ‘dull’ teaching style, and dirty habit. This volume contains various publications bound together. The plate showing a child with hydrocephaly accompanies one of Monro tertius’s many publications. Interestingly, during his career, he dissected the corpse of the ‘body snatcher’, William Burke (1792-1829), and afterwards wrote a letter in Burke’s blood.

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Alexander Monro, Jun., “Observations on Hydrocephalus Chronicus,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 24, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11216.

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