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This unpublished original manuscript of Heberden was a lucky find by Dr. Crummer in a little second-hand book shop in the south of London. Picked up as a medical manuscript in Wales the week before by the book-seller, the volume handed to Dr. Crummer had written on the title-page "An Introduction to the Study of Physic," and beneath this the signature "William Heberden." We may be sure that this was an exciting moment in the book-collector's life, and he tells us that when he left the shop the manuscripts were safely under his arm. Then followed the excitement of identifying
An Introduction to the Study of Physic [Now for the First Time Published].. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:508–509. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-508_3
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