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Typed letter accompanying the donation of this manuscript, transcription: 
Dr. Huron W. Lawson
1717 N. Street, NW
Washington, DC 

March 7, 1927

Col. Fielding H. Garrison
Surgeon General’s Library
United States Army,
Washington, D. C. 

My Dear Dr. Garrison,

I am turning over to you for the Library or for any other disposition that you see fit to make of them, some old anatomical illustrations. These are evidently copied from the “Medical Advertiser & Domestic Physician,” which appears possibly to be a later edition of the “Medical Adviser & Complete Guide to Health and Long Life,” by A. Burnett, London, 1825.  This manuscript was given to me by Dr. Edmund Barry of this city.  He obtained it from Dr. John Dunn, a Washington physician born in 1858 and died in 1890.  It is not know from whom Dr. Dunn obtained the plates.  It is suspected , however, that they came from the effects of either Dr. Daish or Dr. Ford, one of both of whom had studied medicine abroad.  I do not know that they will have any real interest or value to you, but they seemed of too much interest to be destroyed and I have no desire to keep them in my possession.

Very sincerely yours, [signed, H.W. Lawson].

From Clorion’s anatomical illustrations, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript title page of Clorion’s anatomical illustrations; at head of title it says, “First – Science – Anatomy”; in the middle of the page it says, “Clorion, New Harmony, 1830”; NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Introduction of Clorion’s anatomical illustrations, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of bearded nude male muscle figure in classical pose tied by his left hand and foot to a tree signed at bottom, Clorion Dec. 9, 1830, from NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the thigh and leg by Clorion; includes two drawings of the leg viewed from behind with skin and flesh removed shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text in columns to the right and left of the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the thigh and leg by Clorion; includes two drawings of the leg viewed from the front with skin and flesh removed shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text in a columns to the left and below the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the foot leg by Clorion; includes three drawings of the foot viewed from the instep, the front and the outside with skin removed to give detailed views of the bones, muscles, and ligaments, with explanatory text in a columns to the left of the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the arm; includes two drawings of the arm viewed from the back with skin and flesh removed shown vertically with only the bones showing on the right and mainly the muscles on the left; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the arm; includes two drawings of the arm viewed from the back with skin and flesh removed shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text to the left and below the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the foot viewed from below (the plantar region); the top image is of the bones, the bottom one of the muscles and tendons, with explanatory text below the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawings of the muscles of the hand consisting of three images showing the hand from different angles including the back of the hand at top, the side of the hand with a view of the thumb and index finger, and the palm of the hand at bottom, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript text describing the muscles of the hand from the previous image in two columns, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawings of the bones of the head, consisting of two skulls, the topmost one viewed face on the lower one as if it is looking to the left, with descriptive text to the left of the images, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing in red ink of the bones and muscles of the thigh and leg by Clorion; includes two drawings of the leg viewed from the side with skin and flesh removed shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text in a columns to the left and right of the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing a male figure showing the muscles of the neck, thorax and abdomen viewed from the front, with explanatory text to the right and below the figure; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of a nude facing male figure with his right arm stretched out perpendicular to his body with vertical and horizontal lines dividing the body into proportional sections, with explanatory text to the left and below the figure; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the muscles of the neck and face, with two figures, the upper focusing on the external muscles of the neck as the figure looks to the right, and the lower image focusing on the muscles of the face, with explanatory text to the right and below the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the muscles of the back, showing a male figure facing away from the viewer, with explanatory text to the left and below the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones of the back, showing a skeleton figure facing away from the viewer, with explanatory text to the left of the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing in red ink of the second layer of muscles of the chest and abdomen, with explanatory text to the left and right of the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing in red ink of the second layer of muscles of the back, with explanatory text to the left, right and below the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the arm; includes two drawings of the arm viewed from the back with skin and flesh removed shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text to the right and below the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the second layer of muscles of the chest and abdomen, with explanatory text to the right of the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the arm; includes two drawings of the arm viewed from the front with skin and flesh removed, shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text to the right and left of the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the thigh and leg by Clorion; includes two drawings of the leg viewed from the side with skin and flesh removed, shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text in a columns to the left and right of the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of the bones and muscles of the arm, including the shoulder; includes two drawings of the arm viewed from the back with skin and flesh removed, shown vertically with only the bones showing on the left and mainly the muscles on the right, with explanatory text to the right and left of the images; from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of a skeleton figure facing front, with explanatory text to the left of the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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Manuscript drawing of a skeleton figure facing to the right, with explanatory text to the left of the image, from Clorion’s anatomical manuscript, 1830, NLM Call no.: MS C 181.

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