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Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by person unknown

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Identifier: Coll-1253

Scope and Contents

The material consists of Young's Midwifery - spine title - being lectures on Midwifery given by Professor Thomas Young. There is no identifiable date. The introductory page notes the content as Lectures on Midwifery by Thos. Young M.D. Professor of Midwifery in the University of Edinburgh

There are two volumes, with Volume 1 containing 403 pp. numbered and a contents list, and Volume 2 containing 409 pp. numbered.

There is no indication of the name of the note-taking student.

Dates

  • 1756-1783

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Young was probably born in 1725. By the summer of 1751, Young was practicing surgery in Edinburgh. In 1756 he was appointed Professor of Midwifery at Edinburgh University - only the third holder of that Chair, after Robert Smith and Joseph Gibson, the first holder. Young was the first Professor of Midwifery at Edinburgh to actually lecture on the subject of obstetrics. He also had an association with Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary. Professor Thomas Young died 5 February 1783 at the age fifty-seven.

Extent

2 manuscript volumes

Physical Location

Dc.8.166-167

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The item is noted as D.2393

Related Materials

Also at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections: Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by person unknown, known as541; Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by person unknown, known as1252; and Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by James Johnson, known as1254. In addition, the UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: lecture notes, case book and notebook, 1759-1780, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Ref. Young NRA 16015 Coll of Physicians; and, lecture notes, 1770-1781, Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, Ref. MSS 5103-10.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.
Title
Lecture notes on Midwifery (Professor Thomas Young, 1726-1783), taken down by person unknown

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