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Philip Syng Physick

Arranging a house call

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Arranging a house call

American physician (1768–1837) who pioneered such procedures and treatments as the stomach pump and cataract surgery and the use of autopsies as a means of research and education. ALS, one page, 4 x 5, July 5, 1833. Physick writes to Mr. Pageot[?] In part: “Doct. Physick presents his best complts. to Mr. Pageot. He will if possible visit Mrs. T— this afternoon but if his numerous engagements prevent him today he will certainly wait on her tomorrow morning….” Matted with an period engraving to an overall size of 11.75 x 18. The integral leaf bears the address panel in Physick’s hand. Light intersecting folds and toning to edges from previous framing (touching a few letters of text), otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008