Papers of David Emery, fl.1831-1838, physician

Scope and Content

  • Notes on surgery taken by David Emery in the lectures of Dr John Burns 1838
  • Cases taken from the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1831-1832, includes alphabetical index of patients, with diseases and results and miscellaneous notes on chemistry at end.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Emery originated from Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It appears that around 1838  he attended the classes of Dr John Burns  (1774-1850), Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, from 1815-1850. Prior to this, David had already been making case notes at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchase : A G Thomson : May 1971 : ACCN 4234

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 834

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 1 April 2003

No alterations made to date

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Purchased from Sotheby's by A G Thomson, bookseller, April 1971


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