Medical commonplace book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A medical commonplace book with prescriptions at one end, many of which are ascribed to authors, and extracts from medical writers at the other, including passages from Dr Harvey's Anatomical exercises of the motion of the heart. The volume is inscribed on the flyleaf 'Wye. March the 14th 1652/3'.

Administrative / Biographical History


Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids


Custodial History

The book was formerly part of the library of Dr H.P. Bayon.


The collection is no. 17 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 4.