Catalogue Number: 268
The Croonian Lectures on psychology of the special senses and their functional disorders
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Arthur F HURST
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Frowde Hodder and Stoughton
Description Of Item: Original cloth cover, 123 pages, 29 figures in text including black and white plates.
Historical Significance: The Croonian Lectures are prestigious lectureships given at the invitation of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians. English physician, William Croone (1633-1684) planned to endow one lectureship at both the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians. His wife provided the bequest in 1701 specifying that it was "for the support of a lecture and illustrative experiment for the advancement of natural knowledge on local motion, or (conditionally) of such other subjects as,the President determined should be most useful in promoting the objects of the Royal Society ." The lecture series began in 1738. Sir Arthur Hurst MA, MD Oxon FRCP (1879-1944) was physician and neurologist at Guy's Hospital.
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note