Transcript of John Rutherford lectures and Alexander Monro works, by John Firth (fl. 1737-1747)

Scope and Content

Notes from the lectures of Professor John Rutherford (1695-1779) on the Practice of Physic, 1737-1738, mainly in Latin, at Gen. 1928. Starts, 'Some excerpts taken from ye Lectures of Dr. John Rudderford ... 1737'. A 375 page volume with lectures on Boerhave's Aphorisms.

At E95.52, a 283 page volume containing: transcription of works by Professor Alexander Monro (1695-1779), being 'A treatise of wounds and tumours'; copies of letters dating from 1738, starting with one by Dr. Pringle, Professor of Moral Philosophy, but mostly from Abraham Swaine who worked in the 'Medical Shop' of Mr. Hunter.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Firth of York, a member of the medical profession, was admitted to the use of Edinburgh University Library on 10 May 1737.

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Acquisition Information

Accession No: E72.57. Acquired November 1972. Accession No: E95.52.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using other finding aids in Special Collections, and correspondence files.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections