The Surgical Anatomy of the Arteries of the Human Body: Designed for the Use of ...


Moruya and District Historical Society Museum


The Surgical Anatomy of the Arteries of the Human Body: Designed for the Use of Students in the Dissecting-Room, Volume 2


3rd Edition


Robert Harrison

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About this object

This textbook was used by Moruya's first surgeon Dr Edward Boot when he was studying surgery at Anatomy House, Trinity College, Dublin in 1834. This is demonstrated by Dr Boot's inscription on the fly leaf of the text. Dr Boot came to Australia in 1841 as ship’s surgeon on the immigrant ship the United Kingdom. A month after arriving in Australia Dr Boot brought his family to Moruya where he practiced medicine for 58 years.

This book is highly significant to the history of the Eurobodalla region as
For nearly 50 years Dr Boot was the only surgeon in the district. This book was brought to Australia by Dr Boot and he would have consulted it on many occasions.
The book is now part of the Boot Collection.

Dr Boot died in Moruya on 4 September, 1899.

‘…This week we have to chronicle the death of the oldest resident of Moruya in the person of Dr Edward Boot who passed away at the ripe old age of 86..The deceased was proverbial for his kindness and humanity. Without fee or reward the necessitous in early days were visited by him at any time or place.’
Moruya Examiner,18 September, 1899


9cm wide x 12 cm high

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Dublin (Ireland) : Hodges & Smith

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Dublin, Ireland

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Dr Boot

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Boot Collection

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