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December 16, 1939

Opuscula selecta Neerlandicorum de arte medica

JAMA. 1939;113(25):2263-2264. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800500069031

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This volume of the remarkable series issued by the Nederlandsch tijdschrift voor geneeskunde contains the diaries of Petrus Camper, "the most famous Dutch doctor of the second half of the eighteenth century," during his visits to England in 1748-1749, 1752 and again in 1785. B. W. T. Nuyens writes an interesting introduction and critical review of the diaries. The diaries are in the Dutch language, with translation into English on the opposite pages. The diary of the first visit to London is accompanied by "annotations to a course of lectures on midwifery delivered by the wellknown Doctor W. Smellie" in Latin with English translation and illustrated by facsimile reproductions of the title page of the summary of Smellie's course and of the first two pages of Camper's annotations. The diaries record in detail Camper's daily experiences during his English visits. "When in 1748 as a young doctor, in 1752 as

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