Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = AMS
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Clinical cases of Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gregory, November 1793
Scope and Contents An index at the beginning of this substantial volume of clinical case notes lists 28 women and 31 men with their symptoms and treatment recorded in manuscript notes over more than 600 pages. The manuscript offers much information on the methods of these two leading 18th century Scottish physicians.
Letters and notebooks of Dr. Henry Lonsdale, of Rosehill, Carlisle
Fonds — CLX-A-1582
Content Description This collection contains two sets of material:1. Letters to Dr. Lonsdale, of Rosehill, Carlisle, and addressed variously to: Cumberland Infirmary; Marine Crescent, Waterloo, Liverpool; Playhouse Yard, Thomas Street, Scarbro'; and, Teviot Row, Edinburgh. The letters show that he was assembling information with a view to overseeing a biography of his mentor, John Reid. The collection of letters contains material which would have formed the core of such a work which never came to...
Manuscript entitled "Julia. A Tale from the Note Book of a Physician" by Edward Vitre, 1829
Item — Box CLX-A-371
Scope and Contents Notebook containing a work of fiction on a young woman suffering from mental anguish and 'hysteria', written by Edward Denis de Vitre in 1829 in Edinburgh, in his own hand. The author draws upon his own experience as a physician, and his works reflect his empathy and his frustration towards cases such as the one depicted in his story. It is a fictional text, although the author explains that it is 'in all its leading fixtures, strictly founded in fact'.Set in the South of Scotland, the...
Manuscript recording the lectures of George Fordyce on inflammatory diseases
Scope and Contents The manuscript volume - ink on paper - is titled on the spine Fordyce on inflammations. It may have been copied in 1807, which is after Fordyce's death in 1802. The content includes much on venereal disease and other headings include 'hooping cough', 'angina', inflammation of the lungs', 'inflammation of the intestines', 'inflammation of the substances of the liver', 'inflammation of the womb', 'on the causes of cold', 'on catarrh', 'sore throat attended...
Material relating to John Lowe
Scope and Contents A bound collection of pamphlets and off-prints, mostly on botanical subjects, which contain working notes of John Lowe and some watercolours which may be his too. There is a MS table of contents which lists nearly all the items but not in the order they are bound. The MS additions include: details of dated sightings, with place, to 'Bennett Notes on Norfolk plants'; and, MS notes of commentaries on the works. There is an autograph letter, 10 December 1898, from H.E. Brown of the...
Notes about the origins of the Patons in Uist [Uibhist] and cures, 3 February 1874
Scope and Contents Note about the origins of the Patons [or Beatons] in Uist [Uibhist] that they are descended from the Olla[mh] Ileach [Ollamh Ìleach], a celebrated herbalist, who lived at Dallabrog [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It notes that 'The cuillion [holly] that he bro[ugh]t is good for cleibh druim', that am maraich [scurvy grass] could be found in cairns on the Strand and that the best water for boiling plants was in Geary heille [Geàrraidh Sheilidh/Garryhellie].
Dates: 3 February 1874
Notes of lectures given by Alexander Monro (secundus), taken down by unknown person(s)
Scope and Contents This volume of notes is based on Monro's surgical lectures at Edinburgh Medical School, 1774-1775. The manuscript lectures are sub-headed Lectures 1-13 and are in two distinct hands - the first two lectures in one, and the rest in another. The paper is watermarked with a crown and the initials GR, undated, but this L.V.Gerrevink paper commonly used throughout much of the 18th century. Both hands are clear and legible, with just a few corrections, and occasional additions written on the verso of...
Notes of lectures given by William Saunders
Scope and Contents The notes taken down into this small bound pocket note-book of 131 handwritten pages are believed to have formed part of the Guy's lecture series - 'Elements in the Practice of Physic'. One of the early pages bears the inscription 'John Bethell, Lincoln's Inn Field' but it isn't clear if this was the same individual who took the notes or someone who subsequently owned them. The volume may be particularly important in that the contents significantly pre-date - when compared - the...
Papers and Correspondence of Sir James Mackenzie
Scope and Contents Many of the papers of Sir James Mackenzie are unindexed. The collection consists of correspondence, largely from the 1900s to the 1920s; notebooks; photographs of people and hospital locations; plans; medical journal articles and other printed material; bundles of notes; reviews of his work; assorted cuttings and typescripts. There is also an album of cuttings and notices, and Mackenzie's birth certificate.
Dates: circa 1900-1940
Papers of Colonel Cecil Charles Murison
Content Description This fonds consists of the papers of Colonel Cecil Charles Murison, physician and surgeon in the Indian Medical Service. It contains: Certificates earned when he was studying in Edinburgh and in Liverpool, and in the Indian Military Service (1891-1930); Published medical articles by Col. Murison and some related correspondence (1901-1926); Small portrait photograph (undated)...