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Material relating to Charles Weighton, veterinary surgeon

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1479, Box: data_value_missing_7179d7c6a47ec6fd570e3f6c903e31a0, Box: data_value_missing_922361260ad8b6a83051dd1f305a8c3d
Identifier: Coll-1606

Content Description

Papers relating to Charles Weighton's veterinary career, including a trocar and canula (instruments designed to treat bloat in cattle) and related papers and leaflets; and various documents and correspondence (1952-1977).


  • Creation: 1952-1977


Biographical / Historical

A veterinary instrument having a trocar with a curved end and a cannula with its end curved to lie within the trocar during insertion, the cannula being rotatable with respect to the trocar to open out the curved ends after insertion and thereby lock the instrument in position. The parts are held in the closed and open conditions by a pin and slot connection and a biassing spring. A disc can be adjusted to bear against the animal's skin and thus secure the instrument more firmly.


0.2 linear metres (1 'A' box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material consists of two accessions: E.2015.10 being leaflets and notes concerning the trocar and canula; E.2015.56 being the trocar and canula instruments and a file of assorted articles, papers and correspondence concerning Charles Weighton's research.

Processing Information

Description by Clare Button, January 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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