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Lectures notes taken down by Nicholas Willett Chavasse

Identifier: Coll-1282

Scope and Contents

The bound manuscript volume of Dr. Saunders's Clinical Lectures is dated 25 January 1784, and is noted with the names: Nicholas Willett Chavasse; C.H. Chavasse, June 1805; and Thomas Chavasse, 20 August 1817.

Section headings contained in it include: Observations on a cutaneous infection; Observations on a case of chronic Rheumatism; Case of Thoracic inflammation; Observations on a case of Rheumatism; case of Rheumatic Gout; and, Observations on a case of Chronic Catarrh.


  • Creation: 1784


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Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Willett Chavasse was born circa 1763 at Northleach, Gloucestershire. He married Ann Scott in Walsall in 1791 and practiced there as a surgeon. Their son Thomas Chavasse was born in Walsall in 1800 and he also became a surgeon.


1 volume

Physical Location

Dk. 5.2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Historical legacy collection. Index to MSS shows: Saunders, W. E520207.

Related Materials

Within Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library, there is also a bound volume of 'Elements in the Practice of Physic' in the collection Material relating to William Saunders (1743-1817). The notes were taken down by somebody unknown, and are shelved at E2010.35.

Processing Information

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

Lecture notes taken down by Nicholas Willett Chavasse (b. circa 1763)
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