Notes from Dr Alexander Monro's lectures on surgery

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      1 volume (0.04 linear metres). The records are on paper.

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Notes taken from Dr Alexander Monro's lectures on surgery 1785.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. Alexander Monro was born in 1733, the younger son of Alexander Monro, physician (1697-1767). He was educated at Edinburgh University from 1752 where he occasionally lectured for his father, and was appointed professor of anatomy and surgery as coadjutor to his father in 1755. After graduating he travelled abroad, matriculating at Leyden University in 1757. He returned to Edinburgh the following year. There he published a series of papers, culminating in his famous Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System in 1783, and gave a full course of lectures from 1759 to 1800. He died in 1817.


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This collection was previously catalogued as MS 15/17.

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, September 2001.

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Related Material

Other lecture notes are held by the Wellcome Library (1778-1800), University of Kansas: Clendening History of Medicine Library (1781-1792), Edinburgh University Library Special Collections, McGill University: Osler Library. Treatises and lecture notes are held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; lecture notes and correspondence 1758-1809 at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; papers (1759-1811) at the University of Otago Medical Library; medical manuscripts and Exeter Cathedral Archives.