SIR BENJAMIN COLLINS BRODIE AUTOGRAPH Letter Signed.
British (English) surgeon. Pioneer of treatments for bone and joint diseases.
ALS. 2pp and integral blank leaf. 14 Saville Row. July 24th 1838. To "Sir".
"It would afford me great satisfaction to show my respects for the memory of the late Dr Sims, and I am very sorry that particular engagements will prevent me attending his funeral on the 26th instant."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Hole to left margin of integral blank leaf (not affecting text leaf), else fine.
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie was a very skilled physiologist and surgeon whose major work was his 1818 treatise 'Pathological and Surgical Observations on the Diseases of the Joints'. His understanding of the causes of bone and joint disease led to more conservation of tissues in operations and drastically reduced the number of amputations. He was surgeon to George IV, William IV and Queen VICTORIA. Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie was the dedicatee of Henry Grey's book 'Grey's Anatomy', published in 1858.