Collection of drawings by James Hogarth Pringle (1863-1941)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 26 original drawings of skulls by James Hogarth Pringle. These are contained in an album. There is also a printed volume of reproductions of anatomical drawings by him.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Hogarth Pringle was born in Paramatta, New South Wales, in 1863. He was the son of a well-known Sydney surgeon, George Hogarth Pringle. Pringle graduated in medicine in 1885 from Edinburgh University. After House Surgeon's posts in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, he made a European Grand Tour and studied further in Berlin, Vienna and Heidelberg. He returned to Glasgow and by 1888 was assisting William Macewen (1848-1924). In 1896 he was appointed surgeon to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a post which he held until his retirement in 1923. He became a Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1899 and was Visitor from 1923 to 1924. His book Fractures and their Treatment (1910) was one of the first to be based on treatment with radiological control. James Hogarth Pringle died in 1941.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material transferred from the Anatomy Library, June 1962, Accession no. E62.50-51.


The biographical/administrative history was taken from the following material compiled by Rachel Third, Scottish Archive Network Project, based on work undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: (1) Pringle, James Hogarth (1863-1941), Surgeon. Pringle, James Hogarth (1863-1941), surgeon. Full-text [online].  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow [Accessed 23 August 2002].

Otherwise compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.