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Medical notes of G. E. Philip

Identifier: Coll-1152

Scope and Contents

The medical lecture notes, taken down between 1954-1960, include the following topics:

  1. Zoology
  2. Anatomy
  3. Gynaecology, Midwifery, Obstetrics
  4. Surgery
  5. Chemotherapy
  6. Public health
  7. Therapeutics
  8. Blood and lymph
  9. Child health
  10. Bacteriology
  11. Treatment of diabetes
  12. Coronary circulation
  13. Pathology of the cardio-vascular system
  14. Gastric acid secretion

There are also one or two case-notes.

The notes are contained in both notebooks (spiral-bound type) and loose papers. Many are illustrated with sketches, some coloured. There are some typescript lecture handouts. The notes include those taken down during lectures by Dr. Derek Dunlop, Dr. Myerscough, and Professor Cruikshank.

Also contained in the collection was a signed copy ofNow and then dead(2007). This had been passed to the extensive collection of books maintained by Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections, shelfmark RB.S.217.


  • Creation: 1954-1960

Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

George Eugene Philip was born in Scotland. He studied Medicine at Edinburgh University between 1954 and 1960 and graduated MB ChB Ed. He was provisionally registered as a doctor in July 1960 and became fully registered in October 1961, and has been located in Edinburgh, Leeds, and London, and latterly in Yorkshire again. Although a doctor, he opted to write crime fiction, and as a crime writer, Dr. George E. Philip is better known as Philip Grant. The output of Philip Grant includesThe Counterfeit Man(1993),The Other Mister Holmes(2001), andNow and Then Dead(2007).


5 folders

Physical Location


Medical notes of George E. Philip (Philip Grant)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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