Sunday, March 3, 2013

Collector of Rare Diseases, Wellcome Library Blog

[Frederick Parkes Weber (1863-1962)] was more generally a relentless collector of examples of rare diseases and conditions, in fact had been a committed collector since boyhood, when he took up the collection of coins and medals, later becoming a noted expert in numismatics, as well as stamps, butterflies and moths, mineralogical specimens and fossils. His papers reflect this tendency very strongly, revealing the accrual over the many years of his lengthy career of material on diseases either rare in themselves, or unusual manifestations of more common disorders...
You can read the whole article about this "collector of diseases"--from whence came the text and image above--on the Wellcome Library blog by clicking here.

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