The medical lecture notes, taken down between 1954-1960, include the following topics:
- Gynaecology, Midwifery, Obstetrics
- Public health
- Blood and lymph
- Child health
- 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.