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Reference MS.8415
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Extent 1 volume
Title Notebook containing lecture and other medical notes, pharmaceutical recipes, commonplaces, sketches and scribbles, made as a student at Edinburgh University.
Date November 1836-January 1838
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Name Thomas Graham, 1818-1850, naval surgeon (ownership inscription at f.1 'Mr Thomas Graham/7 West Arthur Place/Edinburgh').

There are notes of lectures on surgery by Sir Charles Bell (17741842), general pathology by Dr Simpson [James Young Simpson (18111870), 1st bt 1866], and pathology by Dr Thomson [William Thomson (1802-1852)]; there are also brief notes (f.31) of a lecture on hydrocephalus by Dr Home [James Home (17601844)]. From the back of the volume there are notes of lectures on clinical medicine by Dr Alison [William Pulteney Alison (17901859)], Dr Christison [Robert Christison (17971882), 1st bt 1871] and Dr Graham [Robert Graham (17861845)], presumably delivered at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Among the sketches and scribbles are crude illustrations of dissections (ff.26-27) and portraits of Home (ff.34v., 85v.), Hamilton [?James Hamilton junior (17671839)] and Simpson (f.85v.).

A few of the non-medical entries are apparently by Thomas Graham's fellow student Thomas Kennedy (MD 1839).

Acquisition Details Purchased from John Beagle, 2005
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Language English
Physical Description 1 volume: approx. 175 x 110 mm, 85 ff. (original pagination 1-2, 3-12 and unnumbered), some blank, others fragmentary. Marbled boards with calf spine (degraded). Small label inside front cover 'Manufactured by T. Houlden/No.9, Nicholson St./Edinh'.
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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