Alexander Monro (secundus), Discourses on the Human Physiology.
This manuscript on Discourses on the Human Physiology is in the youthful hand of Alexander Monro Secundus and can be dated around 1753 or 1754. The content, however, reads like the lectures of Primus and again we see his correcting passages and passing comment. Indeed, there is evidence that some notes were made much later, with references made to Secundus' doctoral dissertation and his De Venis Lymphatics, published in 1755 and 1757 respectively. There is a didactic quality to Discourses and it is formatted as if in preparation for publication. When read, this manuscript also reveals the depth of physiological knowledge held by Primus, and a veering away from the 'Boerhaavian' way of teaching that had up to that time had been the norm.
Alexander Monro (secundus), Discourses on the Human Physiology. Vol 1st . [ca.1753].