Medical lecture notes taken by John Herd Bruce, 1889-1893

Scope and Content

notes on the lectures at the University of Edinburgh of Dr Wheeler on Physiology taken in the years 1889-1893 by John Herd Bruce.

  • pp.53-65 Syllabus of course of lectures on physiology by D Noel Paton at Surgeons Hall, 1893. Printed syllabus of lectures.
  • pp.69-905 notes, with line illustrations, on the tutorials of Dr Wheeler at Nicholson Square, Edinburgh.
  • pp.908, 910, 912 Captioned line drawings of urine crystals.
  • pp.922, 924 On Urine.
  • pp.936, 938 On chemical compounds in the body.
  • pp.947 On muscles.
  • pp.948-963 On nerves [dated December 1884, mostly in pencil].
  • pp.979-999 (odd pages only) Coloured line illustrations on muscles, lungs and heart, dated 15 November 1889.
  • pp.1023-1031 Coloured line illustrations on the nervous system, dated December 1882 to January 1883.
  • pp.1032-1050 On the ear, eye and spinal chord with coloured line illustrations.
  • pp.1079-1091 On neurology. Dated 5 December 1882.
  • pp.1092-1099 (odd pages only) On physiological instruments.
  • Fold-out text on pp.438, 442, 446, and 526.
  • Also printed cuttings pasted in throughout.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Herd Bruce (b.1859) was the son of George Brown Bruce, cabinet maker in St Andrews, and Sophie Herd. He attended Madras College and then the United College of St Andrews University in 1878-1879. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University the following year; however his name does not appear in the Medical Register.

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Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by Miss J B Bruce, 30 June 1943.


Call number used to be ms360, ms361, ms362

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: brown cloth on boards, 'PHYSIOLOGY J H BRUCE' in gold on spine. Illustrations and line drawings.
Paper: mostly 14x21.8cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

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