FERRIS, Samuel.

A General View of the Establishment of Physic as a Science in England, by the incorporation of the College of Physicians, London, together with an inquiry into the nature of that incorporation. In which it is demonstrated, that the exclusion of all physicians, except the graduates of Oxford and Cambridge, from the corporate privileges of the College, is founded in usurpation, being contrary to the letter and spirit of its charter.

London: Printed by C. Whittingham, for J. Johnson…and J. Cuthell… .1795

8vo, 2 leaves (half-title and title), pp. xvi, 168. Contemporary marbled boards, sometime rebacked with plain paper and endpapers replaced, uncut edges. Boards worn but internally a very clean copy. Inscribed on a binder’s leaf before the half-title: “With the authors best wishes.”

SOLE EDITION. Ferris, admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians in 1785, published this work as an objection to the methods adopted by the College for the examination of physicians for admission.


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