Papers of Theodore Martin Tuffier (1857-1929)

Scope and Content

This collection of material includes drafts of speeches given at Edinburgh University when Tuffier was awarded the degree of LL.D. in 1927. There are also: several typed drafts of papers, lectures and notes, including, Lister discours, Etude clinurgicale sur 230 greffes ovariennes, and French and American medical science in the far-west; newspaper cuttings mostly on Tuffier's work, also a cutting on Miss Carrie Patterson who was one of the nurses in attendance on Monsieur Antoine Emmanuel Ernest Monis (1846-1929), the French Premier 1911, who was injured by the fall of an aeroplane (Tuffier had corresponded with Patterson); visiting cards; postcards; assorted notes; telegrams; and, letters to Patterson from Dr. Theodore Clarkson Merrill.

Administrative / Biographical History

The French surgeon Theodore Martin Tuffier (1857-1929) was a pioneer in surgery of the lungs, heart and blood vessels. He was an advocate of spinal anaesthesia.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Material purchased from Peter Eaton, Holland Park Avenue, London, March 1987, Accession no. E87.37.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

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.


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