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Collection of drawings by James Hogarth Pringle

Identifier: Coll-461

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 26 original drawings of skulls by James Hogarth Pringle. These are contained in an album. There is also a printed volume of reproductions of anatomical drawings by him.


  • 19th century-20th century

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

James Hogarth Pringle was born in Paramatta, New South Wales, in 1863. He was the son of a well-known Sydney surgeon, George Hogarth Pringle. Pringle graduated in medicine in 1885 from Edinburgh University. After House Surgeon's posts in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, he made a European Grand Tour and studied further in Berlin, Vienna and Heidelberg. He returned to Glasgow and by 1888 was assisting William Macewen (1848-1924). In 1896 he was appointed surgeon to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a post which he held until his retirement in 1923. He became a Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1899 and was Visitor from 1923 to 1924. His bookFractures and their Treatment(1910) was one of the first to be based on treatment with radiological control. James Hogarth Pringle died in 1941.


2 Volumes

Physical Location

Gen. 610-611

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material transferred from the Anatomy Library, June 1962, Accession no. E62.50-51.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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