The Manchester University Medical Students Gazette had its origins in a short-lived publication, the Manchester Royal Infirmary Students Gazette, which ran from 1898-9, and its successor publication, Manchester Medical Students Gazette which appeared from January 1901-February 1913. In 1920 the Medical Students Representative Council reintroduced the journal as Manchester University Medical Students Gazette. The Gazette reflected the traditional independence of the University's medical students. The journal combined serious articles on medical subjects, with a highly irreverent and satirical pieces on Medical School staff and students. It included photographs and a large number of cartoons (particularly notable are the caricatures of teaching staff drawn by 'Mike' Doran during the 1930s). The Gazette appeared three to five times per academic session for most of its existence. In January 1960 it was renamed the Manchester Medical School Gazette, and continued to be published into the late 1970s. In the 1980s, the journal, was relaunched as Mediscope and this journal appears to have been published until at least 1997. Former reference:UA/43
The collection is incomplete. Copies of the Manchester Royal Infirmary Students Gazette, Manchester Medical Students Gazette and the Manchester University Medical Students Gazette are held as part of the periodical stock. .