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Medals, 1859-1961

 Series
Identifier: Coll-1937/7

Scope and Contents

This series consists of eleven medals awarded to members of the Turner family: William Aldren Turner, his son John William Aldren Turner, and John Aymers McDougall.
  1. University of Edinburgh medal in chemistry, dated 1859, no name engraved. The obverse shows Queen Victoria's profile: "VICTORIA D: G: REGINA".
  2. University of Edinburgh medal for "First Senior Surgery", dated 1865 and awarded to "J. Aymers McDougall". The obverse shows the University crest: "ACAD JACOB VI SCOT REG EDIN".
  3. University of Edinburgh medal for "Practical Zoology", dated 1882 and awarded to "W. Aldrea Turner" [William Aldren Turner]. The obverse shows the University crest: "ACAD JACOB VI SCOT REG EDIN".
  4. University of Edinburgh medal for "Practice of Physic", dated 1886-87, no name engraved [possibly awarded to William Aldren Turner]. The obverse shows the University crest: "UNIVERSITAS ACADEMICA EDINBURGENSIS".
  5. Medal / coin with a bail, from South Africa, dated 1892 and of a value of 21/2 shillings. On the obverse show Paul Kruger's profile: "ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK".
  6. Rectangular medal from the Department of Physiology, University of Oxford, dated 1932 and awarded to John William Aldren Turner. On the obverse is the profile in relief of Francis Gotch FRS: "FRANCIS GOTCH FRS. PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY 1895-1913".
  7. Medal from the "XIV Congresso Internazionale di Fisiologia, Roma" (15th Congress of Physiology, Rome), dated 1932. On the obverse is the profile in relief of Lazzaro Spallanzani, an Italian biologist: "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI 1729-1799". The medal very probably belonged to John William Aldren Turner.
  8. Medal with a green ribbon of the "Vo Congresso Internacional de Neurologia, Liboa" (5th International Congress of Neurology, Lisbon), dated 1953. On the observe are the profiles of Santiago Ramón y Cajal and Constantin von Monakow, two renowned neurologists: "1852 S. RAMON Y CAJAL 1934. 1853 Const VON MONAKOW 1930". The medal very probably belonged to John William Aldren Turner.
  9. Centenary medal from the National Hospital [for Neurology and Neurosurgery], Queen's Square, 1860-1960. The medal very probably belonged to John William Aldren Turner.
  10. Medal from the "VII Congresso Internazionale di Neurologia, Roma" (8th Congress of Neurology, Rome), dated 1961. On the obverse is the profile in relief of Giovanni Mingazzini, an Italian biologist: "GIOVANNI MINGAZZINI 1859-1929". The medal very probably belonged to John William Aldren Turner.
  11. Brass medal for St Bartholomew's Hospital, undated, with the the inscribed motto: "GUARD PROSPER AND BRING HAPPINESS". The medal very probably belonged to John William Aldren Turner, who had studied and worked there.

Dates

  • 1859-1961

Language of Materials

English, Latin, Italian, Portuguese. Afrikaans

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

11 medals (no boxes.)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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