- Faculty meeting minute books 29 July 1856-30 May 1967 , minutes, agendas and papers 8 November 1966 to date, including index to minutes 1978-1980
- Glasgow Postgraduate Medical Association minute books 1914-1944 , correspondence 1913-1920
- Register of medical and dental students 1939-1969
- Curriculum books for the Diploma in Public Health 1935-1965 and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) 1923-1966
- Class records for Materia Medica and Therapeutics 1897-1938 and Midwifery 1908-1922
- Forensic Medicine class records, including Dental and Postgraduate students 1952-1964 and MBChB students 1898 - 1969
- Reports of the General Medical Council regarding visitations and inspections of the Glasgow University Medical School March 1954 - November 1956
Records of the Faculty of Medicine
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- ReferenceGB 248 GUA MED
- Dates of Creation1856-1969
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description4.1 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The study of medicine is thought to have officially begun at the University of Glasgow in 1637, when Robert Mayne MA was appointed Professor of Medicine to give public lectures in medicine once or twice every week. He held this post until 1646 and after a lapse due to lack of funds, the John Johnstoun MD was appointed Professor of Medicine in 1714, followed by William Cullen in 1751. The distinct Faculty of Medicine itself was formed in 1856 and originally included teaching in Medicine, Botany and Anatomy with many more subjects over the centuries since. Two independent medical colleges, St Mungo's College and Anderson's College of Medicine, and the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School merged with the University in the twentieth century. Nursing has been taught since 1978. Veterinary Medicine was part of the Faculty of Medicine from 1949 until 1966 when a separate Veterinary Medicine Faculty was established. September 2002 witnessed the opening of the new Wolfson Medical School Building on University Avenue.
The collection is arranged in series. Within two of the series items are arranged in subseries and are related by format and/or function.
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Michael Moss, J Forbes Munro and Richard H Trainor . University, City and State: The University of Glasgow since 1870 . Edinburgh University Press for the University of Glasgow , 2000 .
Faculty of Medicine website http://www.gla.ac.uk/faculties/medicine/mfwelcome.htmlhttp://www.gla.ac.uk/faculties/medicine/mfhistory.htmlhttp://www.gla.ac.uk/faculties/medicine/mffacstructure.htmlhttp://www.gla.ac.uk/faculties/medicine/mfmedschool.htmlhttp://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/dental/history.htmlhttp://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/nursing/mfcoverpage.html
Subfonds level description compiled by Yvonne Ewing, archives assistant , 8 October 2002