Midwifery lectures: Professor James Young Simpson, 1856-1857

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes on midwifery taken by James William Miller of Dundee from the lectures of Sir James Young Simpson, at the University of Edinburgh, covering physiology and pathology of pregnancy and childbirth, including statistical information on delivery times, gestation and morbidity, and notes on the use of forceps and haemorrhaging. All the volumes contain a detailed index to the contents.

Administrative / Biographical History

James William Miller was born, 1836; MD, Edinburgh, 1857; licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 1857; examination in medicine and pathology, University of Aberdeen; Medical Officer, Liff and Benvie Poorhouse; physician, Dundee Royal Infirmary; surgeon, Dundee prison; died, 1901.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. archives@rcog.org.uk

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Library to the College Archives in August 2007

Conditions Governing Use

Open copyright.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Donated to the College Library by J B Blaikley, grandson of J W Miller, in October 1967