Notes from a course given by Alexander Monro tertius (1773-1859) on morbid anatomy. The plan of the course, which sums up the content and structure of the notes, is outlined by Monro as such, 'The structure of each part will be recapitulated; its physiology; and then its diseases - beginning with the bones; then the alimentary canal; then the assistant chylopoitlic viscera'. The notes extant in this manuscript however deal with the bones only.
There is no real attempt to divide the notes up into individual lectures, with the exception of one or two that are headed by a date, instead there are clear headings throughout showing the start and end of each topic. The subjects covered, in order, include: bones, cartilage, ossification, diseases of the bones, rickets, osteosarcoma, mollities ossium [osteomalacia], exostosis, ankylosis, effects of scrofula on ligaments, cartilages & bones, lumbar abscess, diseases of synovial apparatus, dropsy of the knee joint, diseases of cartilages, extraneous bodies in joints, constitution of bone, regeneration of bone, consequences of fracture, necrosis, structure of the spine, causes of distortion, the thorax, fractures of sternum, and the pelvis.
The manuscript is unbound and in three sections; the first having 14 folios and the second two having 8 folios each.