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Autograph letter from Dr. James Domville of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich, [London] dated July 1st 1834 concerning his treatment of a chimney sweep named John Ross. The letter to Archibald Roper. Sir, In reply to to your letter of yesterday, arrived this evening, I have to observe that the statement made by John Ross, a Master Chimney Sweep residing at Queen St. Greenwich, before a committee of the house of Lords "That he had been operated on by me for the Chimney Sweepers Cancer on or about last May twelvemonths" is perfectly correct. For which he was occasionally visited gratuitously by Mr. Watt and Mr. Syme two of the assistant surgeons of this Establishment and also by myself at the residence as above....Jas. Domville. P.S. Mr. Ross has always appeared to me to be a quiet, well conducted man. Remains of a stub, LH edge, verso where, presumably once attached to an album page. Envelope folds, some grubbiness and pale staining in areas, but good condition. Chimney sweep's cancer is a carcinoma of the scrotum, and was the first occupational disease diagnosed. In the year the letter was written the Chimney Sweepers Act was passed to prevent the exploitation of child labour in the trade.
Author Dr. James Domville of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich.
Date 1834
Binding no binding
Publisher n/a
Illustrator n/a
Condition Very good
Pages 1

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