Caledonian Medical Society

Scope and Content

Minutes and transcripts of papers, 1878-1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Caledonian Medical Society was founded in Edinburgh in 1878, initially for medical students with Highland connections. Its stated aims were that the Society should "promote the professional knowledge of its members by the consideration and discussion of medical and surgical subjects." Furthermore, it aimed to promote the study of Celtic medicine, both traditional and contemporary. The Society was reconvened and its rules revised in 1881. Meetings were held alternately in Scotland and England.


Arranged chronologically within record series.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachael Third, Scottish Archive Network Project, based on work undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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Location of Originals

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Jacqueline Jenkinson, Scottish Medical Societies 1731-1939, Edinburgh University Press, 1993

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