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Young, Thomas, 1726-1783 (physician and professor of midwifery)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1726-1783

Thomas Young was probably born in 1726. He was apprenticed to the surgeon Alexander Simpson in 1711, and he was admitted to the Surgeons' Guild in 1719. He was awarded a medical degree from St. Andrews University in 1736, and in 1737 he became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. By the summer of 1751, Young was practicing surgery in Edinburgh. In 1756 he was appointed Professor of Midwifery at Edinburgh University - only the third holder of that Chair, after Robert Smith and Joseph Gibson, the first holder. Young was the first Professor of Midwifery at Edinburgh to actually lecture on the subject of obstetrics. He also had an association with Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary. Professor Thomas Young died 5 February 1783 at the age fifty-seven.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by James Johnson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1254
Scope and Contents The material consists of Young's Lectures - spine title - being lectures on Midwifery given by Professor Thomas Young. It is dated July 1775. The introductory page notes the content as Lectures on Midwifery by Thos. Young. Professor of Midwifery in Edinburgh. The inside front board has bookplate noted as: James Johnson / Student at Edinburgh. Another notes in ink that the item was: Presented to the Library by Christopher Johnson....
Dates: 1774-1775

Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by person unknown

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1253
Scope and Contents The material consists of Young's Midwifery - spine title - being lectures on Midwifery given by Professor Thomas Young. There is no identifiable date. The introductory page notes the content as Lectures on Midwifery by Thos. Young M.D. Professor of Midwifery in the University of Edinburgh There are two volumes, with Volume 1 containing 403 pp. numbered and a contents list, and Volume 2 containing 409 pp. numbered. There...
Dates: 1756-1783

Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by person unknown

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1252
Scope and Contents The material consists of Young's Midwifery - spine title - being lectures on Midwifery given by Professor Thomas Young. There is no identifiable date. The introductory page notes the content as Dr. Young's Theory and Practice of Midwifery

There are 338 pp. relating to the subject, and a contents list at rear.

There is no indication of the name of the note-taking student.
Dates: 1756-1783

Notes of medical lectures by Andrew Duncan Senior and Thomas Young, taken down by person unknown

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1920
Scope and Contents Two volumes containing notes of lectures on midwifery by Thomas Young given in 1763-1764, and notes of lectures on 'the practice of physic' given by Andrew Duncan Snr in 1778.
Dates: 1763-1778