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Notes of lectures given by Dr. E. B. Jamieson

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-999
Identifier: Coll-1350

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two volumes of manuscript notes from the classes of 'Regional Anatomy', 1934-1935, and numbered Volume II and Volume III:

  1. - Volume II is concerned with the 'Thorax and brain'
  2. - Volume III is concerned with the 'Head and neck'


  • Creation: 1934-1935


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Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Bald Jamieson, from Shetland, was a graduate of Edinburgh University (1900), and then demonstrator and lecturer in Anatomy at Edinburgh University. He was also an author of medical textbooks on Anatomy.

William Rolland Scott Cowe was born on 24 October 1915 in Edinburgh. He studied at Edinburgh University and was awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery, MB., Ch.B. on 20 July 1938. Still resident in Edinburgh in 1939, he was Obstetric House Surgeon at the Simpson Memorial Pavilion, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. His career then took him to Wigan, Lancashire, as House Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary there. In Keighley, Yorkshire, he served as the Police Surgeon, Keighley Division, West Riding Constabulary, and was a Clinical Assistant (Venereology) at Airedale General Hospital.

During the Second World War he served as a Captain and then Major with the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in Africa and Palestine.

Cowe's prime interest was obstetrics and gynaecology and he became a member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh with a presentation on Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, January 1939. He went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Medical Society. In his specialism of veneorology, publications include the jointly written 'Penicillin in gonnorhea and syphilus' in the British Medical Journal in 1945, and 'Middle East granuloma' in the British Journal of Venereal Diseases also in 1945.

William Rolland Scott Cowe retired to Kirk Yetholm, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders, and he died there on 15 December 1986 .


2 volumes mss notes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material received from a family member in January 2012. Accession no: E2012.03.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.

Notes of lectures given by Dr. E. B. Jamieson at Edinburgh University, and taken down by William Rolland Scott Cowe (1915-1986)
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Repository Details

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