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An account of a monster

Item Information

Title:
An account of a monster
Description:
In 1821, Philadelphia physician John Kearsley Mitchell met and examined Aké, a Chinese youth with a partially-formed parasitic twin protruding from his stomach, and sent back this first-hand report from Canton. An account of a monster, by John Kearsley Mitchell, published in The Philadelphia journal of the medical and physical sciences, volume 3
Creator:
Mitchell, John Kearsley, 1793-1858
Date:
1821
Format:
Documents
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Serials)
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Excerpts
Mitchell, John Kearsley, 1793-1858
Conjoined twins
Extent:
excerpt (2 pages)
Link to Item:
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Publisher:
M. Carey & Son
Notes:
Formerly in the library of Dr. Abel Lawrence Peirson (1794-1853) From the collections of the Boston Medical Library
Language:
English
Identifier:
DigID0002557