The Asclepiad

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The Asclepiad was a quarterly medical journal published and edited by the British physician and medical historian Benjamin Ward Richardson in 1861 and from 1884 to 1895.[1]

Early publication (First series, 1861)[edit]

The Asclepiad was originally published by Richardson in 1861 with the subtitle of Clinical Essays. This was originally intended as a periodical. However, Richardson's other activities led to his requiring to stop the project.[2]

Later publication (Second series, 1884-1895)[edit]

Richardson re-founded The Asclepiad with the new subtitle of A Book of Original Research and Observation in the Science, Art, and Literature of Medicine, Preventive and Curative. This run continued for 11 volumes from 1884 to 1895. The eleventh volume was delayed in publication which Richardson explained was due to "unusual labour in hospital practice, together with original researches on nervous matter, which would not admit of hasty observation".[3] Richardson remained the editor of The Asclepiad until his death when the journal ceased publication.[4]

Volume Year Source
1 1884 Archive.org
2 1885 Archive.org
3 1886 Archive.org
4 1887 Archive.org
5 1888 Archive.org
6 1889 Archive.org
7 1890 Archive.org
8 1891 Archive.org
9 1892 Archive.org
10 1893 Archive.org
11 1895 Archive.org

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gowan Dawson, "Richardson, Benjamin Ward (1828-1896)" in Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism, ed. by Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (London: British Library, 2009), p. 541 ISBN 978 0 7123 5039 6 (Google Books)
  2. ^ "Review: The Asclepiad by Benjamin Ward Richardson". British Medical Journal. 2 (1244): 868. 1 November 1884. doi:10.2307/25272755. JSTOR 25270512.
  3. ^ Benjamin Ward Richardson, Preface to The Asclepiad, vol. 11 (1895) (Archive.org)
  4. ^ Dawson, "Richardson", p. 541