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Record Number: 5146


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

3 pp of ms at the end of v.1 appear to be brief notes abstracted from details in the text. Each page is ruled and divided into 3 columns headed, 'Substance', 'Symptoms', 'Corrections' [ie remedy]. Example: 'Alkalies - Soda Ammonia Lime &-', 'Nearly the same [ie as the entry above for concentrated acids] -the ejected matter does not effervesse [?] with alkalies but with acids'. 'Vinegar or limejuice - a spoonful or two in a glass of water frequently - or simply warm [?] water'. There are 9 such entries.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Dr Sibbald

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Doctor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

Bookplate of a Doctor Sibbald with motto 'Ora et Labora' pasted in.



Text Being Read:

Author:

Matthieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila

Title:

A general system of toxicology, or, a treatise on poisons, drawn from the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, considered as to their relations with physiology, pathology and medical jurisprudence by M.P. Orfila, translated from the French ?

Genre:

Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Printed for E. Cox and Son, 1816 (v.2 1821)

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5146

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume from the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife. Item no. DH LIB 604. Orfila, Matthieu Joseph Bonaventure, "A general system of toxicology, or, a treatise on poisons, drawn from the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, considered as to their relations with physiology, pathology and medical jurisprudence ? translated from the French" (London, 1816). 3 pp of ms notes on the final binding pages. Vol.2 is Second edition, carefully revised, 1821. ,

Citation:

Annotated volume from the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife. Item no. DH LIB 604. Orfila, Matthieu Joseph Bonaventure, "A general system of toxicology, or, a treatise on poisons, drawn from the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, considered as to their relations with physiology, pathology and medical jurisprudence ? translated from the French" (London, 1816). 3 pp of ms notes on the final binding pages. Vol.2 is Second edition, carefully revised, 1821. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5146, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The identification of Dr Sibbald as the reader who created the ms notes is tentative. The date at which the book entered the Dunimarle Library is unknown but must be after 1821 (the publication date of v.2) and before 1872 when the youngest member of the family, Magdelene Sharpe-Erskine died. The most active book collector was her younger brother John Drummond Erskine (died 1836) but she also added to the collection. Neither were medically trained.

   
   
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