Carpue, Joseph Constantine, English surgeon (1764-1846). Autograph letter signed.

No place, [recipient's note: 14 June (no year)].

8vo. 1 page on bifolium.


To a Sir Middlemass with a request for sending papers: "If you have any large papers be so good to send some for the Acton Omnibus [...]".

The London-born Carpue had come to surgery only in his thirties, having previously considered as professions acting, law, bookselling and a career in the Catholic clergy. He ran a private anatomy school on Dean Street and was associated to the St. George's Hospital and the Duke of York Hospital in Chelsea. A skilled surgeon, Carpue is known for performing the first rhinoplastic surgery in England, using a technique created in India several centuries earlier.

With traces of old mounting on the verso, slight brownstaining, and recipient's note.

Art.-Nr.: BN#61338 Schlagwörter: ,