Notes made by Edmund Lyon of lectures given by James Gregory, John Gordon, Alexander Monro tertius, and James Hamilton. The stamp of the Victoria University of Manchester Medical Library can be discerned on several pages and a note on the flyleaf in Samuel Crompton's hand reads 'Dr Edmund Lyon's notes'.
ff.1-29 are notes from James Gregory's clinical lectures given at Edinburgh University which are examples of practical teaching and use real examples to illustrate a variety of diseases and ailments including palsy [paralysis], epilepsy, mania, fever, epistaxis, pneumonia, gastritis, enteritis, hepatitis, nephritis, rheumatism, gout, smallpox, and measles.
ff.30-41 (although ff.34-35 are blank) are notes from John Gordon's lectures given at Edinburgh and constitute notes on the growth of bone, diseases of bone, teeth, injuries of vertebrae, the eye, retina, tunica choroides, putrid measles, urticaria et similia, pemphigus, aphtha, haemorrhages, phthisis [tuberculosis, pulmonary], and dyspnoea. There is a labelled diagram of the femur on f.30r and a diagram of the fibres of the iris on f.33r.
f.42 contains brief notes from the lectures of Alexander Monro tertius dated 1814 and making reference to the nervous system of the leech, the slug, the lobster, and the duck, as well as the lungs of amphibious animals and the supposed surface area of the human body and the lungs.
ff.43-51 are blank.
ff.52-65 are notes from the midwifery lectures of James Hamilton beginning on 12th November but with no reference to the year. The topics covered are menstruation, navi materni, monsters [abnormalities, severe teratoid], use of the placenta, protrusion of the bladder, retention of the placenta, forceps [surgical instruments], and the liver.
ff.66-74 are blank.
In the rear of the manuscript there is a fragment of a letter addressed to Lyon. Not enough of the letter survives to discern who it is from or the subject matter other than that reference is made to Lyon's sister, Sarah.