Medical notes of George E. Philip (Philip Grant)

Scope and Content

The medical lecture notes, taken down between 1954-1960, include the following topics:

  • Zoology
  • Anatomy
  • Gynaecology, Midwifery, Obstetrics
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Public health
  • Therapeutics
  • Blood and lymph
  • Child health
  • Bacteriology
  • Treatment of diabetes
  • Coronary circulation
  • Pathology of the cardio-vascular system
  • Gastric acid secretion

There are also one or two case-notes.

The notes are contained in both notebooks (spiral-bound type) and loose papers. Many are illustrated with sketches, some coloured. There are some typescript lecture handouts. The notes include those taken down during lectures by Dr. Derek Dunlop, Dr. Myerscough, and Professor Cruikshank.

Also contained in the collection was a signed copy of Now and then dead (2007). This had been passed to the extensive collection of books maintained by Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections, shelfmark RB.S.17.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Eugene Philip was born in Scotland. He studied Medicine at Edinburgh University between 1954 and 1960 and graduated MB ChB Ed. He was provisionally registered as a doctor in July 1960 and became fully registered in October 1961, and has been located in Edinburgh, Leeds, and London, and latterly in Yorkshire again. Although a doctor, he opted to write crime fiction, and as a crime writer, Dr. George E. Philip is better known as Philip Grant. The output of Philip Grant includes The Counterfeit Man (1993), The Other Mister Holmes (2001), and Now and Then Dead (2007).

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Acquisition Information

Material acquired from George E. Philip (Philip Grant), 2008, Accession No: E2008.40


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained within the collection and various editions of The Medical Directory and The Medical Register.

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Grame D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.