The volume - a scrapbook - contains newspaper cuttings in small part consisting of reviews of Purves-Stewart's notable published work Diagnosis of nervous diseases (1906). There are reviews from the BMJ, the Athenaeum (8 Dec. 1906); The Lancet (8 May 1909), La Clinique (12 Aout 1910), and the Bulletin Medical de l'Algerie (Alger, 25 Aout 1910), but in large part consisting of controversial articles in the 1930s about Purves-Stewart's views on voluntary euthanasia and about the administration of euthanasia, on occasions, by physicians. There are a number of articles from the Western Mail, from the Catholic Herald, from the Daily Sketch, and from other British newspapers.
The scrapbook contains other cuttings mentioning Purves-Stewart in relation to Canadian hospitals in France, and his views on the Empire. There are a few cuttings relating to an international congress on hydrology in North Africa in 1909 at which he appears to have given a paper. There are also cuttings of jokes and verses.