Traité des parties qui servent de passage a l'urine, avec leur description leur action, & leurs usages. Dans lequel on deduit les principales maladies qui affectent ces parties, & où l'on traite particulierement de la pierre dans les reins & dans la vessi

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"Rutty, William (1687&1730), physician, was born in London and was admitted to the Merchant Taylors' School on 10 September 1701. He matriculated as a pensioner at Christ's College, Cambridge, in December 1707, and graduated there MB in 1712 and MD on 17 July 1719. He was admitted a candidate or member of the Royal College of Physicians on 30 September 1719, and was elected a fellow on 30 September 1720. On 13 August 1720 he was a candidate for the osteology lecture at Barber&Surgeons' Hall, and again on 30 October 1721; he was successful when a candidate for the third time on 29 March 1721. On 20 August 1724 he was elected to the viscera lectureship at the same place, and on 15 August 1728 to the muscular lectureship. In March 1722 he delivered the Goulstonian lectures at the Royal College of Physicians on the anatomy and diseases of the urinary organs, and published them in 1726 as A Treatise of the Urinary Passages, with a dedication to Sir Hans Sloane. The lectures contain a clear account of contemporary knowledge of the subject, and relate two interesting cases, not to be found elsewhere: one in the practice of John Bamber, lithotomist to St Bartholomew's Hospital, of calcified concretions in the caecum giving rise to symptoms resembling renal colic, and the other of double renal calculus in the daughter of Sir Hugh Myddelton, from a note by Francis Glisson. Rutty was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 30 June 1720, and became second secretary on 30 November 1727. He died on 10 June 1730." (Oxford Dict. Nat. Biog.)

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