The collection comprises two student notebooks with hardcovers and handwriting in ink. The largerof the two (MS 318/1), headed 'Dispensing Notebook', begins with a page of instructions on how towrap, label and finish prescriptions of medicine for patients. The rest of the volume containsingredients and methods for preparing various, seemingly unnamed, medicines.
The smaller volume (MS 318/2) is in two parts. The section headed 'Practical Pharmacy', isdivided between exercise questions on the left hand pages with corresponding answers, comprisingingredients and methods, on the right hand side. The 'Forensic Pharmacy' section comprises studentnotes, probably taken down during a lecture.
Dated signatures in pencil appear regularly amongst entries in these volumes and these seem to bethe names of fellow students, such as Geoffrey E. Trease and A.D. Bentham. This possibly refers to asystem enabling the verification of student work. The notebooks cover the period from October 1928to June 1929.