Pathology Drawings

Scope and Content

Drawings, engravings and photographs of: Muscles, Bones and Joints, c 1850 ? c 1900; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, c 1850 ? c 1900; Calculi, c 1850 ? c 1900; Female Generative, c 1850 ? c 1900; Male Generative, c 1850 ? c 1890; Cardiovascular, 1833 ? c 1900; Miscellaneous, c 1850 ? c 1900; Gastrointestinal, 1849 ? c 1890; Kidney, 1849 ? c 1900; Lungs, 1848 ? c 1900; Brain and Cord, c 1850 ? 1926; Liver, 1849 ? c 1900; Larynx, c 1850 ? 1852; Spleen and Haemopoietic System, c 1850 ? 1900; Medical Notebook, c 1850.

Administrative / Biographical History

The pathological drawings around which this collection is based were discovered in Dundee University in the early 1990's. All 63 original watercolours feature the signature of Neil Stewart [the artist] and feature commentary by William Tennant Gairdner. The majority of the watercolours are dated between 1848 and 1855.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by The University of Dundee


Fonds level description compiled by Gary Smith, 'Unlocking the Medicine Chest' Project Archivist, using existing lists.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Additional Information

The material is original.

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