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Sir Richard Quain, Baronet - bibliography

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Irish physician, born October 30, 1816, Mallow-on-the-Blackwater, Cork County; died March 13, 1898, Harley Street, London.


  • A Dictionary of Medicine. London, 1882. 3rd edition, Longmans Green, 1894.
    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1883.
  • A Dictionary of medicine : including general pathology, general therapeutics, hygiene and the diseases of women and children ; by various writers ; ed. by Richard Quain ; assisted by Frederick Thomas Roberts and J. Mitchell Bruce ; with an American appendix by Samuel Treat Armstrong.
    New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1894 Biographical etc:
  • Julius Pagel, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.
    Urban & Schwarzenberg, Berlin and Vienna, 1901.
  • August Hirsch, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    2nd edition. Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929.
    First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888. 3rd edition, München 1962.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Jones Quain (1796-1865):
    Elements of descriptive and practical anatomy.
    London, W. Simpkin & R. Marshall, 1828. 11th edition 1908-1929.

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