Notes of Dr. Charles Hope's lectures on Chemistry, 1800

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Content Notes

Volume containing notes on the chemistry lectures of Dr. Thomas Charles Hope (1766-1844) that were kept by John Collins Warren (1778-1856) while he was a medical student at the University of Edinburgh in 1800. Lecture topics include the history of chemistry, chemical pharmacy, sources of heat, and combustion.

Biographical Notes

John Collins Warren (1778-1856), A.B., 1797, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; M.D., 1801, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, was the first dean of Harvard Medical School (1816-1819). He became an adjunct professor of Anatomy and Surgery at Harvard in 1809, and he succeeded his father, John Warren (1753-1815), as Hersey Professor of Anatomy and Surgery upon the elder Warren's death. Warren amassed a collection of anatomical specimens, which he gifted to Harvard in 1847, along with an endowment of $5,000 in railroad stock, to support the establishment of the Warren Anatomical Museum. Warren also helped found the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1811.