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Little did David Edwardes, classicist and physician, realize that 432 years after he published in London his fifteen-page book on anatomy, the first written in England, he would become the subject and occasion of one of the clearest and most delightful essays yet written on medicine in Tudor times. O'Malley and Russell have prepared a treat for those fortunate enough to encounter this little volume. In the short space of twenty-four pages these scholars transport the reader to the days of Thomas Linacre who injected the ferment of the Greek thinkers into the Oxford community, which numbered among its scholars
David Edwardes' Introduction of Anatomy, 1532. Facsimile Reproduction with English Translation and an Introductory Essay on Anatomic Studies in Tudor England.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:360. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-2-360_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(2):360.
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