Medicine & Kindred Arts in the Plays of Shakespeare.
by MOYES, John (1848-1894/5).
Glasgow:: James MacLehose & Sons, 1896., 1896. Small 8vo. xiv, , 123,  pp. "Bibliography of Shakespearean medicine": pp. -116, index. Original dark green gilt-stamped cloth. Ownership signature on title of John L. Speirs [Gateshead-on-Tyne, Scotland, Glasgow University]. Near fine. Very scarce. "Shakespeare was a genius so many-sided that it is not surprising to find that all his delineations of disease could scarcely be improved upon by a physician. The subject of insanity, a disease which the poet pictured with no less vividness than other disorders. . . Dr. Moyes . . . deals very fully with the other diseases incident to humanity..." – Lancet, 1897. The preface details a solid history of this book, which is the result of an 1886 thesis for the Doctorate of Medicine to Glasgow University, much revised subsequently by the author and then further edited by Elizabethan & Shakespearean scholar Dr. Brinsley Nicholson (1824-1892), also a physician, whose attention to the manuscript gave it added authority. Both gentlemen passed away prior to the completion of this book, Moyes was about 47 years of age when "seized by his fatal illness." – Monro (p.50). With the manuscript unfinished, it was left to appear under the editorship of Dr. James Finlayson. PROVENANCE: John Lindsay Speirs [Gateshead-on-Tyne, Scotland], Glasgow University, Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Surgery. See: Thomas Kirkpatrick Monro, The Physician as Man of Letters, Science, and Action, (1951), pp. 49-50. Lancet, 1897, vol. 1, p. 744.
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