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TitleDocuments relating to James Cowles Prichard and Augustin Prichard, of Red Lodge, Park Row, Bristol.
DescriptionCertificates, etc., acquired by James Cowles Prichard and his son Augustin Prichard in the course of their distinguished medical careers.
Administrative historyJames Cowles Prichard (1786-1848) was physician to the Bristol Infirmary from 1816 to 1843 and was responsible for much pioneering work in medical studies in Bristol. His books 'Physical History of Man' (1813), 'Treatise on Insanity'(1835) and 'Natural History of Man' (1843) became standard works. He was a linguist of considerable ability.

His second son Augustin Prichard (1818-1898) became lecturer on Anatomy at the Bristol Medical School in 1843 and surgeon at the Infirmary 1850-1870. He specialised in eye diseases and operations. He was a watercolour artist of some distinction.
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