The manuscript includes extracts recorded by Dobson from various sources including remarks on Anton de Haen's (1704-1776) Ratio Medendi, John Pringle's (1707-1782) Observations, remarks on Pringle's experiments, a table of a comparative view of different substances respecting their septic or antiseptic powers, remarks on reading William Cullen's (1710-1790) chemistry MS, on vegetables, on animal substances, some thoughts on exanthemata, on reading Robert Whytt's (1714-1766) physiological essays, some thoughts on dysentery, remarks on Claude Nicolas le Cat's (1700-1768) Nouveau Systeme sur les menstruationes de femmes, extracts from James Lind's (1716-1794) Treatise of the Scurvy, in reading John Friend's (fl. 1703) Emmenalogia, remarks on George Cleghorn's (1716-1789) Diseases of Minorca, remarks on the menses extracted from different authors, remarks on William Saunders' (1743-1817) Treatise on Mercury, extracts from Lieutand's works, note on the dropsy from Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689), arguments in favour of the lues venerea and gonorrhoea being different diseases, arguments to prove the stimulant power of mercury, notes from Lind's Diseases of Hot Climates, arguments to reject rheumatism from the order of phlegmasia, arguments against a rupture of lymphatics being a cause of dropsy, and remarks on Morbi Virginum by Gerard van Swieten (1700-1772).
The volume bears the bookplate of the Radford Library, Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, which also indicates that it was allocated the reference number Q132 viz. their 1877 catalogue. The volume has since been referenced J6 D47 as part of an alternative system and is partially paginated with writing on the recto and verso in a mixture of Latin and English. The spine reads 'Excerpta Quaedam'.