Robert Barnes: Notebook, Monsters and Malformations

Scope and Content

Research notebook compiled by Robert Barnes pertaining to birth defects and containing journal articles, drawings, a stereoscopic image, and notes on the work and cases of other medical men (1783-1864). Topics include spina bifida, webbed fingers, variations on the numbers of fingers and toes, and the effects of the imagination of the mother and father on the foetus.

Conditions Governing Access

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