Papers of Ralph Stockman, 1861-1937, Professor of Materia Medica, University of Glasgow

Scope and Content

  • Exam papers, 1890-1936;
  • Materia medica lecture notes, 1879-1880.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ralph Stockman was born at Leith, Edinburgh in 1861, the second son of W J Stockman. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. He went on to study at Edinburgh, Strassburg and Vienna Universities. He was a Research fellow with the British Medical Association. From 1883-1889 he was an Assistant at Edinburgh University. He then became a Lecturer on Materia Medica in the School of Medicine, Edinburgh. In 1897 he was appointed the Professor of Materia Medica at the University of Glasgow. He remained in this post until his retirement in 1936. From 1900-1926 he was also a Physician at Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Ralph Stockman was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1920 he wrote Rheumatism and Arthritis. He also wrote numerous articles on medicine. Scottish Biographies 1938, (1938, London & Glasgow).


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Acquisition Information

Department of Material Medica, West Medical Buildings, University of Glasgow: 1994

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Custodial History

Held by the Department of Materia Medica, University of Glasgow.


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Related Material

  • Papers at Liverpool University, Department of Special Collections and Archives (GB 0141);
  • Notes c1890-1926 at Royal Physicians of Edinburgh (GB 0585).
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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, 25 May 2000 and members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Collection converted to Encoded Archival Description by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 16 Oct 2012.