Miscellaneous records of medical interest, 1792-c.1948

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

Ledger kept by Edward Babb, dentist of Bulwell, Nottingham, recording patients, treatments and costs, 1925-1929 (MS 714/1);

Student notebook containing pages from medical textbooks stuck into a volume, n.d. [c.1900] (MS 714/2)

Obstetric ledger, containing manuscript details of the labours of women living in the area of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, 1891-1895 (MS 714/3)

Register of nurses (3 entries only), compiled by the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society, 1891-1893 (MS 714/4)

Printed bye-laws of the Pathological Society of London, 1876 (MS 714/5)

Printed list of medical libraries, published by the American Medical Association, 1908 (MS 714/6);

Issue of 'The Daily News' containing article about Eugen Sandow, 'the founder of the science of curative physical culture', 1908 (MS 714/7);

Printed draft 'Memorandum on the Transition to a State Medical Service', n.d. [c.1920-1948] (MS 714/8);

Printed pamphlet entitled 'Everyone his own doctor' produced by G. Shepperley, chemist of Nottingham, n.d. [19th century] (MS 714/9);

Certificate of Thomas Faulkner's attendance at courses in surgical dressing, anatomy, operations and dissections at Guy's Hospital, London, 1792 (MS 714/10).

Administrative / Biographical History

This artificial collection contains manuscript and printed items of medical interest, some of which may previously have been in the library of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers with the exception of MS 714/1, which is restricted because of the personal information it contains.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The items in the collection were found with printed items from the Medico-Chirurgical Society Library and the Medical Rare Books special collection, and were transferred from Greenfield Medical Library to the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham in 2001. The original provenance of the collection is not known.

Related Material

Records of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society, a medical society, 1828-1996 (Reference: MCH)