Midwifery lectures: Thomas Young, 1776

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Bound volume of manuscript notes taken between 1776 and 1777 by Robert Steavenson, medical academic and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh on 'A complete course of lectures on midwifery and on the diseases of pregnant and puerperal women and of children' from lectures delivered by Thomas Young in Edinburgh in 1776, covering all matters of midwifery including the use of obstetric instruments.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Steavenson was educated at the University of Edinburgh. He became a member of the medical society of Edinburgh in 1776 and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 1777.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins in July 2013

Conditions Governing Use

Out of copyright.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Purchased by the College Library in October 1974 (Accession no. 3361) and transferred to the College Archive in August 2007.