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Aloe Indica from The quarterly journal of veterinary science in India

Indian materia medica

In Volume 5 of The quarterly journal of veterinary science in India, published in 1887, there is a two part article by T J Symonds ‘Illustrations of Indian materia medica’. Thomas J Symonds (?-1892) graduated from the London Veterinary College in December 1870. He entered the Army Veterinary Department in March 1871 and  served in the Afghan War […]

John Henry Steel

One of the professions youngest and brightest ornaments

Recently there has been another of those coincidences that those of us who work in libraries love.  Two quite separate enquiries which end up having something – or in this case someone – in common. The first enquiry was from a researcher who wanted to look at The quarterly journal of veterinary science in India and […]

Site of plaque commemorating William Moorcroft

Oxford Street’s pioneering veterinary surgeon

London, like most towns or cities, has lots of plaques commemorating people or events attached to its buildings.  Most of these plaques are above eye level and often go unnoticed by people passing by. One such plaque is sited on the left-hand side of Oxford Street, when walking down from Marble Arch, on the block […]