[two letters to alexander numan by j.h. van opdorp, surgeon at arnemuiden (province of zealand)].the periodical, veeartsenijkundig magazijn, that numan had started in 1828 caught the attention of a surgeon in a small town in the neighbourhood of middelburg. in his two letters he tells about his experiences in animal healing, leaving it to numan which use he eventually might make of these observations. in the first letter (1829) he tells how he as a ship's doctor was shipwrecked in the indian ocean, and after being put ashore on a small island, had successfully performed an operation on an a ...200011625626
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