Laws and regulations, 1820-1821; minute book, which includes lists of library books, 1840-1851; notes of John Blair on Aristotle's physics, 1654-1656; notes taken by William Rae on Alexander Monro's surgery lectures, University of Edinburgh, 1790.
Records of the Greenock Medical and Chirurgical Association
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- ReferenceGB 250 RCPSG 27
- Dates of Creation1654-1973
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.12 linear metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Association was formed in 1818 for the purpose of "promoting professional intercourse and improvement." It possessed a library for the use of its members. One of the activities of the Association was the provision of vaccinations within the local community but this service was discontinued by 1831. Around 1850-1851 the Association was reduced to a membership of six and the decision was taken to divide the library collection of over 400 books between the members for safe-keeping, on a temporary basis. It was intended that the Association would be reconvened and put on a firmer financial basis but there is no record of this taking place.
Arranged chronologically within record series.
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Jacqueline Jenkinson, Scottish Medical Societies, 1731-1939, Edinburgh University Press, 1993.